Culture Sep 16, 2020 5:33 PM EST

Halloween 'Karen' mask sparks controversy

Designed by Los Angeles-based artist Jason Adcock and selling for $180, the "Karen" mask is all about sending up problematic white women.

Halloween 'Karen' mask sparks controversy
Libby Emmons Brooklyn, NY
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Now you can be a Karen for Halloween. If you're not sure what you want to dress up as, but want an oddly asymmetrical haircut, to look like you're constantly shouting, and want to manifest the latest racial stereotype, this costume is for you.

Designed by Los Angeles-based artist Jason Adcock and selling for $180, the "Karen" mask is all about sending up problematic white women.

There are two masks, one features the angry screaming face, while the other is peppered with warts. The warty one is called KAREN-19, after all those middle-aged white women who made news by complaining about lockdown measures.

The caption on Adcock's Instagram post reads "Scare all ur friends with ur big hair and narrow mind."

The masks are available on Etsy. The description for the KAREN-19 mask reads "she thought she was slick calling you all sheep and look what happened."

Adcock spoke to Business Insider, saying "I was starting on this year's Halloween projects and kept seeing 'Karens' pop up in my news feed and thought, 'Damn this is the real monster of 2020'."

The term Karen has been a catch-all for ornery white women who don't stay in their lane. Whether yelling at you to mask, or yelling that she won't mask, asking to talk to your manager, telling you to leash your dog, or refusing to leash her own, Karen is the term for those middle-aged white ladies that everyone loves to hate.

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