Wait. There’s TEN MINUTES of that Victoria Secret Karen video?!?! JFC
That white woman screaming GET HER AWAY FROM ME as she chased a black woman in Victoria's Secret: it's easy to dismiss her as a Karen. But calling cops, weaponizing white privilege, fake tears/ "fainting"? This stuff is traumatic & often has deadly consequences 4 Black people
some #Karen started flipping out on me for pooping (discreetly) at the end of the platform while waiting for the E train...wish I had my phone on me to make her go viral! #didntstoppooping
Karen has decided to take this guys Mail.... Then he apparently KILLS her.. But she’s still talkin. #Karen lol pic.twitter.com/Q5Sboul0Yv
13 July, 2021 - 11:23am
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Abigail Elphick of Cedar Grove, NJ, aka 'Victoria's Secret Karen' tried to hit a Black woman and then feigned a breakdown filled with tears
Abigail Elphick dubbed as the 'Victoria's Secret Karen' and 'Get her away from me Karen' is a New Jersey resident. In the viral videos, Elphick can be seen attacking the Black woman who is capturing Elphick's act on TikTok. In the first part of the video, Elphick can be seen trying to hit the woman behind the camera but as soon as she realizes that her movements are being captured, she starts crying and screaming for security while sitting on the floor. She can also be heard saying "Don't record me." In the second video, she can be seen sitting on the floor and shouting, "Get the f**k away." Elphick is later seen shouting "Get away from me" and then running behind the Black woman.
Karen charges at a black woman and then turns on white woman tears when she realizes she’s being recorded. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/9gzksgorLN
Commentators outed the White woman as a 20 something-year-old teacher’s aide of Cedar Grove, New Jersey. As soon as Elphick's videos made their way to social media, people started requesting the school, Cedar Grove High School, where Elphick works to terminate her from her position.
Courtney Schultz posted the video on Facebook with a long message, saying, "Disclaimer: I did not film this video nor am I the victim of this ghastly miscarriage of justice. I wrote this post to shed light on this situation. This is Abigail Elphick. Abigail Elphick is a teacher’s aide that was recorded trying to assault a Black woman at the Short Hills Mall in New Jersey. The video begins with Abigail attempting to hit the woman behind the camera only to realize she’s being recorded. What follows is 20 minutes of white female privilege on display clear as day. First, she attempts to scream, demanding the Black woman be removed from the store. Once that didn’t work, she decided to fake a mental breakdown of some sort, gaining the sympathy of nearly everyone in the store DESPITE her being the aggressor in this situation. The woman behind the camera is asked to move away and put her phone away repeatedly as this maskless woman chases her around the store, threatening her safety and screaming at the top of her lungs. She pretends to faint and screams like a toddler for over 20 minutes, gaining the support and allyship of everyone in the vicinity while the Black woman is alone with just her and her camera. Once security arrives with zero urgency, they refuse to see the video evidence of this woman’s behavior, lie in the police report and stall any chances of an investigation taking place."
She further said, "I want you to understand that this is exactly what white privilege is. A woman of any other race would’ve been detained and carried out of the store. I don’t say this because I want other to be able to act this way and I don’t say this because I want other people to be treated this way. I say this to say that the denial of white privilege is a denial of reality. There is no accountability for the weaponizing of white tears and that has cost many people their lives and livelihood. This isn’t a joke and it’s not funny. Quite frankly, this video is traumatizing because Black people can do everything right and not only will we be automatically framed as in the wrong, but we will be denied the right to record the scenario for OUR evidence and OUR safety."
Several people reposted the video on several social media websites. One person said, "The minute the first video began playing, I started worrying for this filmer's life, thinking "God, don't let her get arrested. She might not make it to the jail." It should not be this way. #AbigailElphick #BlackLivesMatter." While some demanded Elphick's termination from the school where she teaches. One person tweeted, "(This is an option for those who get anxious when talking on the phone) TERMINATE ABIGAIL ELPHICK FROM CEDAR GROVE HIGH SCHOOL IN ESSEX COUNTY NEW JERSEY Elphick is TA and has attacked a black Muslim woman on video E-MAIL [email protected] AND DEMAND ELPHICK’S REMOVAL."
Making fun of Elphick, one said, "She screaming “get her away from me” but steadily running towards the woman lmaooo I can’t with Karens!" Calling the incident "crazy" another one said, "That incident in Victoria’s Secret in Short Hills Mall is crazy @VictoriasSecret y’all owe that woman an apology! @shorthillsmall just admit ppl of color aren’t allowed to be protected the same as other races. To think the aggressor is a school teacher #AbigailElphick #karen"
She screaming “get her away from me” but steadily running towards the woman lmaooo I can’t with Karens! 😂 https://t.co/A8hrj1xNH3
That incident in Victoria’s Secret in Short Hills Mall is crazy @VictoriasSecret y’all owe that woman an apology! @shorthillsmall just admit ppl of color aren’t allowed to be protected the same as other races. To think the aggressor is a school teacher #AbigailElphick #karen
While some people got really angry and said, "This is not funny at all. I am truly terrified. Shit like this gets Black folks KILLED. Ruin her life." While one said, "I’ll retweet this video 6M times if I could. #AbigailElphick deserves public scrutiny for how she acted. She thought her white tears would get the lady filming in trouble. Cry me a River and miss me with that."
I’ll retweet this video 6M times if I could. #AbigailElphick deserves public scrutiny for how she acted. She thought her white tears would get the lady filming in trouble. Cry me a River and miss me with that.
The minute the first video began playing, I started worrying for this filmer's life, thinking "God, don't let her get arrested. She might not make it to the jail." It should not be this way. #AbigailElphick #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/PBHaHBKasU
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Who is Abigail Elphick? Woman Has Mental Breakdown at Victoria's Secret After Confrontation with Black Woman
13 July, 2021 - 11:23am
Video footage of a "Karen" having a mental breakdown after allegedly assaulting a black woman at a Victoria's Secret outlet in New Jersey is being widely circulated on social media.
In eight-part video series shared on YouTube, Ijeoma Ukenta said she went to the Victoria's Secret store because she had a coupon for a free panty but she was assaulted and harassed by a "Karen" at the Short Hills Mall, and neither mall security nor the police did anything about it.
"She just tried to run and hit me," Ukenta says behind the camera.
"I didn't try to hit you. Please don't record me," the woman says as she continues sobbing while crouched on the floor. The woman then claims Ukenta is threatening her before repeatedly asking her to stop recording her "mental breakdown."
At one point in the video, the woman appears to faint and falls to the floor in a staggered manner.
The woman then calls 911 and reports that Ukenta is "threatening" her.
In the other videos posted on Ukenta's YouTube channel, she documents her interaction with mall security and police officers, who she says refused to escort the woman out of the store.
The videos have garnered more than 2 million views, thousands of retweets and several hundred comments from users who sided with the black woman. Here are some of the reactions:
In a follow-up video, Ukenta provides an update from the police station and shares the police report on the incident, which identifies the white woman as Abigail Elphick, a teacher's aide at a high school in New Jersey.
Ukenta has now set up a GoFundMe page as she plans on taking legal action over the incident. The page has already amassed more than $25,000 in donations.
"I am a Black Muslimah Nigerian AM and I was treated like it was 1920 in Short Hills Mall. I was assaulted and harassed by a white woman and and nothing was done by security nor the police. I'm looking to hire me an excellent attorney who can help me bring light to this wrong," she wrote in the description.
This part has me blown. Full victim. pic.twitter.com/DKKsqt5Xc3
People think this is funny, but if there's no recording, she's going to jail. The tears of white women historically has been used as a weapon against black people
The fact that it never occurred to her that *she* herself could leave the situation? Amazing. As if the only solution was for the black woman to be escorted out or have her phone taken, despite her not being the aggressor. Astounding sense of entitlement to that space.
A full blown temper tantrum because she got caught assaulting someone
I think she started crying because she realized that lady had caught her ass on camera assaulting her, and she was gonna be in trouble. (Not a lot of trouble bc white privilege, but trouble.)
GTFOHWTBS: Crying Karen Collapses And Plays Victim After Attacking Black Woman At Short Hills Mall [Video]
13 July, 2021 - 09:59am
Just like anything else in life, there are levels to being a Karen. All of them are despicable and nasty, but some are sufficiently more egregious than others. The Karen in this story is a 10. A gold medal Karen. The Karen-weight champion of the world. The Grand Wizard of KKKarening. A real piece of work.
Karen’s name is Abigail Elphick and according to Meawww.com, she is a 20-something-year-old teacher’s aide in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. Recently, the Karen was shopping at Victoria’s Secret at Short Hills mall when she viciously accosted a Black woman named Ijeoma Ukenta. Ukenta recorded their violent interaction and captured Elphick physically attacking her near the register.
As soon as the Karen realized that her mayo-based madness is being filmed, she must have heard the viral chart-topper “You About To Lose Yo Job” playing in her head.
Upon filing a police report, Ukenta read exactly what the officers wrote in the official record and during their interview with the Karen, we fully admitted to being in the wrong. However, according to AllHipHop, she also lied saying that Ukenta’s filming caused her to have a panic attack and fake faint. She also claimed that she act out because she was afraid of losing her job and her apartment.
They gotta charge this broad with a variety of crimes. She should face a charge for every color of Vicky’s panties that exist.
13 July, 2021 - 09:08am
Subway is giving away 1 million subs free of charge between 10 a.m. and noon local time on Tuesday as part of its revamped menu.
But customers will need to act fast on the deal to score one of the free sandwiches, a 6-inch Turkey Cali Fresh sub. The deal will only count for the first 50 customers at participating locations.
The Turkey Cali Fresh sub includes oven-roasted turkey, smashed avocado, bacon, spinach, mozzarella, mayo, tomatoes, and red onion on multigrain bread.
No additional coupons or discounts can be applied to the promotion.
You can find a list of Subway locations in New Jersey on the chain’s website here.
The giveaway comes after Subway closed more than 10,000 of its locations on Monday at 6 p.m. to prepare for a menu relaunch.
It includes more than 20 menu updates: 11 new ingredients, six all-new or returning sandwiches and four sandwiches that came back to the menu with a twist.
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13 July, 2021 - 12:03am
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Several people have been reacting to the video on Twitter. Within a short span of time, ‘Karen’ started trending on the platform. As of now, over 78k people have reacted to the same. In fact, the woman in the video is also being referred to as “get her away from me Karen” as she can repeatedly be heard saying the same.
Somebody come look at this … pic.twitter.com/0grrlebhGq
The original video was uploaded by Ijeoma Ukenta who went by the username Iamlovekills on the platform. The video was taken at Victoria’s Secret branch in New Jersey.
Following the video, several people have named the woman in the video as ‘Karen‘ or ‘Get her away from me ‘Karen’ due to the content in the video.
Unfortunately, the video is no longer available on TikTok as Ijeoma’s account was deleted from the platform. Following this, Ijeoma decided to post the videos on her YouTube.
She goes by the username Mama Africa Muslimah. There are eight parts of the video and it can be seen here.
It did not take long for Twitter users to react to the video. One user wrote: “This summer’s new hot streaming series will be Karen’s Gone Wild: Get Her Away From Me!”
Another added: “Karen: GET AWAY FROM ME! (proceeds to chase the person recording that’s not near her) GET AWAY FROM ME! GET AWAY FROM ME! Me: Bruh.” “The 5 stages of a #karen’s ‘Get Her Away From Me’ woes? Denial – Anger – Bargaining – Depression – Resignation?” wrote another.
This summer's new hot streaming series will be Karen's Gone Wild: Get Her Away From Me! https://t.co/r6qMDrrs6A
Following the incident, Ijeoma created a GoFundMe account as she plans on taking legal actions.
She said: “I am a Black Muslimah Nigerian AM and I was treated like it was 1920 in Short Hills Mall. I was assaulted and harassed by a white woman and nothing was done by security nor the police. I’m looking to hire me an excellent attorney who can help me bring light to this wrong.”
She further revealed that her TikTok was deleted. Ijeoma said: ” I was kicked off a TikTok for posting what happened to me and they let someone else post and get millions and millions of views however they deleted 2 of my accounts of my accounts. One that I have for my Garden which was my original account and another 1 that I created after they deleted my main account.”
She concluded the post by asking people to help her out. As of now, GoFundMe has helped raise $18k out of the $20k goal.
12 July, 2021 - 10:38pm
“GET HER AWAY FROM ME’, the un-identified white woman wails over and over, before feigning a fainting spell as she attempts to portray herself as the victim while the black woman, Ijeoma Ukenta who was momentarily attacked retains her composure as she expresses incredulity at the unfolding behavior, which she continues to capture on video.
Commentators outed the white woman as a 20 something year old teacher’s aide, Abigail Elphick of Cedar Grove, New Jersey.
Posted a commentator on Facebook, in a seemingly accurate description of the unfolding scene:
Continuing, ‘I want you to understand that this is exactly what white privilege is. A woman of any other race would’ve been detained and carried out of the store. I don’t say this because I want other to be able to act this way and I don’t say this because I want other people to be treated this way.
The episode, which is believed to have been recent, led to some on social media wondering why store employees failed to intervene.
Wrote one commentator, ‘It doesn’t matter whether it was real or faked, the manager and the other employees did nothing to help the filmer or get any of the other customers away for safety purposes. They just continued ringing up people as if nothing was happening.
While another wrote, ‘If nothing else she should have been escorted out.’
The black woman is thought to now be raising a fundraiser to seek legal counsel.
Posted Ijeoma Ukenta who identified herself as a Black Muslimah Nigerian AM:
To date as of late Monday night, $20,749 USD of a $20,000 goal has been raised.