Teens are creating fake Karen accounts on Instagram

In today’s episode of the war on Karens, teens are taking to Instagram to create profiles mimicking the antics of our favourite white, upper-middle-class, wine drinking soccer mums. Originating on Tiktok, a vast collection of these accounts have popped up across the internet. Each boasts classic minion memes, pictures of their children, and bios reading “Blessed with two beautiful children, #TRUMP2020, God first, Jesus loves you, Anti-VaX. LIVE! LOVE! LAUGH!”

If it wasn’t for the obvious photoshop on some posts, it would be scarily difficult to figure out if the accounts are legit or not. In a wholesome turn of events however, these high-school masterminds are now claiming that the ‘Karen cult’ has given them a new community.

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The TikTok legends are back at it again, flooding Instagram with a number of fake Karen-mimicking accounts as a way to bring our favourite Jesus-loving, wine mums back down to earth for a bit.

Three clear winners have emerged from the countless pool of talent we have before us. That would be @barbarashappyfamily, run by 14-year-old Ewelina from the UK, @carolynnjanet, a.k.a. 17-year-old Aitana from the US, and @sharon_.davis, 15-year-old Alice from Poland.

Each account is a treasure-trove of satirical cringe. Complete with captions straight from the source, and a curated archive of stock photos and primary school photoshop, they boast a cultural significance that we haven’t seen since Vine.

“The whole Karen account thing started on TikTok, so I decided to join the ‘cult’ and make my own,” @barbarashappyfamily a.k.a. Ewelina explained to Dazed. “It’s an amazing way to make friends online and start socialising while staying safe because of the coronavirus. There’s an entire group chat called #CoolMoms where kids my age (13-16) pretend we’re wine/soccer mums and just joke around. We role play to not only make fun of those women but actually see what their lives are like – at least I do.”

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