Jenelle Evans, who starred in “Teen Mom 2,” got into an argument with fans on TikTok. That is nothing really new though. She claimed that the phrases “Karen” and “white tears” were racist. Evans has since disabled remarks on her account, and for good reason.
According to Dictionary.com, “Karen” is slang for an obnoxious, offended, entitled and infrequently racist middle-aged white lady. Who makes use of her privilege to get her approach or police different individual’s behaviors. Karen spread as a label used to call out white women who were captured in viral videos engaging in what are widely seen as racist acts.
The controversy erupted after Evans resurfaced a clip from “Teen Mom 2” reunion. In which host Nessa Diab chastised Evans for remarks she made about civil rights activist and former quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Evans captioned the video, “I’m not a racist.”
“This had nothing to do with race,” Evans stated about her adverse feedback on Kaepernick. Who famously took a knee throughout the nationwide anthem in August 2016 to protest police brutality and racial injustice. Rather than stand as is customary.
“For you to sit there аnd sаy ‘white teаrs’ is pretty rаcist in my opinion” Evans stated in a video. “And аnyone else who wаnts to use their rаce to define their teаrs in reference to women or аnyone else in the world?” I’m not sure whаt you’re tаlking аbout”. “Could you pleаse define the term ‘white teаrs,’ аnd explаin whаt you meаn by it?” she inquired. “I’m pretty sure you’d be offended if I sаid ‘blаck teаrs.'”
Obviously, this controversy is far from over. Jenelle Evans and her fans/haters will likely keep this conversation going for quite a while.