It’s the unmasked singer.
We’ve seen her do everything from cough on mask advocates to trash face-wear displays while wearing a $40,000 Rolex when asked to don an anti-coronavirus cover. Now, “Karen” — the viral term for various white women filmed throwing tantrums — has her own soundtrack courtesy of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”
The timely song parody, entitled “Karen, Please Just Wear a Mask,” has racked up over 125,000 views since being uploaded to YouTube Wednesday.
In the satirical PSA, an unnamed vocalist implores Karen to wear a mask and practice social distancing to the tune of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” while videos of infamous anti-mask tantrums play in the background.
“You go on rants at Trader Joe’s,” she croons, alluding to the California woman who berated store employees who confronted her for not covering up. The performer also ridicules the Florida Karens who called state mask mandates “the devil’s law” and the Panera Bread customer who compared COVID-19 masks to trying to contain farts in pants, among many others.
The anonymous crooner concludes her Karen-shaming number with some salient advice: “Please just wear a mask — you big dumbass.” (The Post has uncovered the identity of the secret singer and reached out for comment.)
Needless to say, her biting ditty resonated among the YouTube masses.
“Grocery stores should play this song automatically when someone enters without a mask,” quipped one fan.
“I never thought ‘being an adult’ would be a political issue, but here we are,” commented another on the entitled outbursts.
One YouTube comedian snarked, “Why stop at mask? Don’t pay your taxes, don’t wear a seat belt, ignore all the laws, you don’t want to be a sheep.”
Unfortunately, despite the medical community’s consensus that masks do indeed prevent the spread of COVID-19, Karens across the United States continue to thumb their noses at them. The New York City MTA reported last month that one in 10 straphangers still ride the subway sans any face-covering.