I hope all those nasty people on Twitter who roasted the trailer for the movie Karen starring Taryn Manning feel bad for what they’ve said once they learn that it’s not the derivative, hastily slapped together cash-grab they made it out to be. Specific apologies are due to Taryn herself from folks who made fun of her having spent the last couple of years embodying the role she was born to play. According to Deadline, Taryn didn’t take the role for money or attention, she did it “to affect change around the globe.” Joke’s on all those haters too because that shit worked! The world has never been less racist than it is right now.
Here’s the trailer in case you missed it:
Deadline reports that Karen director Coke Daniels intimated that the film was inspired by the last summer’s protests for racial justice that were sparked by the murder of George Floyd. Taryn was similarly inspired. Stop it! Don’t laugh. Why are you like this?
“Last year during the global pandemic and civil unrest, I — like many of us — felt anger, despair and hopelessness. The overwhelming amount of support from people around the globe, who want to see change, has been such an inspiration,” said Daniels.
“I felt a social responsibility to take on this role. Even if I had to play the villain to affect change around the globe, then I was more than willing to step into the role. What’s been going on is devastating. It’s time for change and for me to be a part of the bigger picture, meant a lot to me,” added Manning.
I mean, I don’t specifically remember seeing Taryn protesting out #inthesestreets last year, but to her credit, she was probably pretty busy protesting outside of ABC studios over Dancing With The Stars‘ unfair hiring practices. She might not have been out getting pepper-sprayed by the police, but she knows first-hand the trauma a squirt of Windex to the eyes can cause.
So don’t get it twisted, she was paying attention. People who accuse Taryn of being a real-life Karen were dead wrong. Would a Karen post about #BlackLivesMatter on Instagram?
See, she gets it. Karyn has Black friends and has also experienced racism firsthand. Dammit, I mean Taryn!