The city of Prosser, Washington, has been forced to remove a Karen-themed Halloween display after receiving complaints from residents. In a hilariously ironic move, the official entry into the town’s annual decoration competition was removed thanks to, well, Karens being offended.
The City of Prosser has taken down its City Hall Halloween display after getting complaints its display was making fun of certain women.
— KABB FOX 29 (@KABBFOX29) October 19, 2022
- City officials ordered the display to be removed on October 17. Sad news, really, as the scarecrow — which donned a “can I speak to the manager?” t-shirt — showed a great sense of humor. In fact, talking to the manager is exactly what residents in the town decided to do.
- A real-life Karen claimed the display was based on her likeness. Maricela Sanchez told NBC Right Now that the scarecrow was clearly a personal attack. “This past weekend, City Hall entered an annual Halloween decorating contest with a ghoulish scarecrow dressed up to look like me,” she said. “Prosser City Hall engaged in targeted, public harassment of a private Prosser citizen on public grounds. They created a grotesque effigy to publicly humiliate a city resident as retaliation for opposing a city bond proposal on the upcoming ballot.”
- The display was removed immediately and city administrator Thomas Glover had to issue an apology. “This was in no way intended to be a political statement, a likeness to any individual or community group,” he said. “We have investigated the issue internally and found that no one who participated in creating the entry intended any malice. These actions were regrettable but unintentional.”
- Funny enough, the display was made by city hall. You have to wonder if they didn’t make it because they deal with Karens and their extreme demands on a daily basis. Either way, the Karens win again! The display is gone. Boo!