If 2020 has taught us any lessons, it’s that Karens will literally stop at nothing to be the most obnoxious person in the room. This was proved true once again and a TikTok trainer caught it all on film.
Erin Killeen films herself working out on TikTok and is also a personal trainer. She was making a video when she was approached by a Karen who wanted to use the equipment that Killeen was using.
When the video starts, there’s text written on the video that reads, “I was completing a superset with 1 dumbbell & 1 kettlebell… this lady approached me & made a scene because I wouldn’t change weights so she could use mine.”
The woman’s shrill voice can be heard and not seen as she tries to justify asking Killeen for her dumbbell. She tries to convince the woman as she was in the middle of working out to switch to other weights.
“Do you see those dumbbells?” Killeen asks, trying to get her to go use a different set of weights.
The woman seems to be offended by the question and says, “Honey, are you serious?”
She then tells the Karen that there’s an entire gym but the woman will not stop complaining. Killeen mentioned in a comment that the gym they’re at is over 21,000 square feet and they only allow up to 35 people at a time in the gym, giving the Karen the opportunity to do something else while she waits for the weights to be freed up.
Killeen is not letting this woman get to her and as the woman threatens to complain, Killeen says, “Go complain, go for it!”
As the woman walks away, she mutters that the woman is “goddamn Karen.” The original video has over four million views but she then reposted the video with subtitles and that has over six million views.
People admired Killeen’s patience and sticking her ground to an entitled Karen. One person commented, “So much respect for you standing your ground, you did not stutter once.” While another person said, “I would have simply thrown it ‘to’ her.”
Killeen also posted an update: