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New BET movie ‘Karen’ is 2021’s most rabidly racist film, as it tries to make hating white women culturally cool

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23.09.2021

When people inquire about what I do for a living and I tell them I’m a film critic, they often ask, “What’s that like?” My pat answer is, “It’s better than digging ditches.”

Having suffered through the atrociously awful new BET original movie ‘Karen’, I realize that statement isn’t true, as I would’ve been better off spending that hour and a half digging a ditch in which to bury myself alive.

‘Karen’ tells the story of Malik and Imani, a young black couple who move into a mostly white suburb of Atlanta. The titular character is their white racist neighbor Karen Drexler, who’s like the creature from the white lagoon, as menacing music accompanies her every appearance on screen.

The word ‘Karen’ has become a slur against busybody white women, so not surprisingly, every white woman in ‘Karen’ is racist, either overtly or covertly. But Karen Drexler is really racist. If racism was sport, Karen would be Muhammad Ali, Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan and Babe Ruth combined.

The movie opens with a shot from above of “Black Lives Matter” written in chalk on a street, and then Karen comes and dumps water on it and starts frantically scrubbing it out. Subtle.

If that didn’t clue you in that Karen REALLY hates black people, the pictures of Confederate soldiers on her bathroom walls, as well as her Confederate flag soap dispenser – I kid you not – should do the........

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