If you somehow have missed all of the Karen memes and videos circulating the web, we'll give you a little summary: a Karen is someone who acts demanding, to put it lightly. And as it turns out, they aren't just found at your local grocery store asking to speak to the manager. They're also walking red carpets and working Hollywood sets. That's right: legend has it that certain celebrities are total Karens. Here's who has been honored with the infamous nickname and why.
Christina Aguilera Holds up Projects Because She Demands a Feet Massage Every 30 Minutes
When does a diva become a Karen? Well, you might want to ask Christina Aguilera. According to the Hollywood rumor mill, Christina will need a genie in a bottle to restore her reputation. She's reportedly one of the biggest Karens in the business, and Lady Gaga knows that better than anyone. She's been in a feud with the singer for over a decade after Christina allegedly "stole her look."
This singing sensation is also apparently tough to work with and regularly holds up projects because she demands one of her staffers to massage her feet at "30-minute intervals." She must have some seriously relaxed feet.
Katie Couric Slapped One of Her Employees
Everyone knows Katie Couric, right? You just have to turn on the television to see this lady on your screens, and most of the time, we're pretty happy about that. After all, when Katie smiles, we smile. But it seems as though Katie doesn't smile a whole lot when the cameras aren't rolling. Especially not when she's slapping one of her staffers for using the word "sputum." You read that right; she physically slapped him for talking about mucus!
But Katie's Karen ways don't end there. In her memoir, Katie confessed that she would "protect my turf" from other women trying to break into her industry and purposefully tried to push them out.
Lindsay Lohan Stalked a Family of Refugees Around Town
Oh, Lindsay. What are we going to do with you? Although it seems as though our favorite LiLo has turned a corner and finally found her place in life, she once fell victim to the same fate as many other child stars before her. Yep, she had a few strange years, and this was certainly the case in 2018 when she filmed herself following a family of refugees. Apparently, she wanted to help them.
However, she was quickly branded a Karen when she refused to leave them alone, despite the protestations from the mother. Ultimately, the mom sucker punched her in the face to get her away from the family.
Vicki Gunvalson Almost Burst a Blood Vessel From Screaming at a Customer Service Rep
In season nine of 'The Real Housewives of Orange County,' Vicki Gunvalson's tagline was, "I make my own rules, so don't expect me to follow yours." And if that doesn't prove that she's a Karen, we don't know what does. Yep, Vicki is no stranger to causing a stir both on and off the screen, and anyone who watched her on the show (before she was fired), will know that she's also no stranger to complaining.
In one particular episode, Vicki almost burst a blood vessel when she screamed on the phone at a car rental company for sending the wrong vehicle. It was intense and a total Karen move.
James Corden Was Banned From an NYC Restaurant After Screaming at Staff Over an Omelet Mix-Up
No, you don't need to pretend to be shocked! Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few years, you'll know that James Corden has become the male mascot for the Karen regime. In 2022, the British television host was temporarily banned from a New York restaurant when the owner claimed that he was "the most abusive customer to my Balthazar servers since the restaurant opened 25 years ago."
Apparently, James unleashed his inner Karen when the restaurant mixed up an omelet order. He yelled at the staff and screamed, "Maybe I should go into the kitchen and cook the omelet myself!" in their faces.
Roseanne Barr Blamed Her Medication for Her Racism
The name Roseanne Barr was once a coveted name in the comedy world. She had her own comedy show, after all! But despite making her mark as a stand-up comedian and actress, it seems as though Roseanne Barr couldn't stop the Karen vibes from embedding themselves into her brain. They eventually took over, and she was canceled in 2020 when she posted a racist tweet. It was all kinds of awkward.
Roseanne tried to argue that her tweet resulted from the negative side effects of her medication, but the drug manufacturers quickly quipped back with, "Racism is not a known side effect."
Meghan McCain Can't Handle It When People Don't Agree With Her
Yep, Meghan McCain is still in our bad books! We'll never get over this talk show host for spoiling the 'Game of Thrones finale for us, but that's not the only reason she's been called a Karen. Meghan is the kind of woman to speak her mind, but reports suggest that she's not so keen on letting other people do the same. She apparently talks over them and gets pretty dramatic when she doesn't agree with them.
In fact, she stormed off the set of 'The View' in 2019 when a verbal spar with her co-hosts went south. It was all very dramatic and all very Karen of her.
Michael Jordan Told His Friend Not to Give Money to Homeless People
You probably don't need us to tell you that Michael Jordan is the G.O.A.T. That's obvious, right? This legendary basketball player and businessman has a hugely impressive career under his sports jersey, and he has a giant fan base of devoted followers. But according to those closest to him, Michael Jordan isn't as perfect as he seems. Some have even suggested that he's the male equivalent of a Karen. Yikes.
Apparently, Michael Jordan has been involved in blackmail and physical altercations on-court, and he reportedly told his friend Charles Barkley to stop giving money to homeless people. Why? Reportedly, Jordan said that if someone can ask for money, then they can ask, "how may I take your order" while working at Mcdonald's.
Khloe Kardashian Complained About People Who Don't Do Something About Their Weight
Out of all of the Kardashians, Khloe seems to be the most grounded. You just need to take one look at her Instagram page to know that she loves an inspiring quote as much as the next guy. But some suggest that she's just hiding her true Karen nature behind these pretty affirmations and outfits. Fans saw this themselves when Khloe threatened to sue anyone who circulated an unedited and natural photograph of her in 2022.
And while Khloe is proud of her revenge body, she's been called out for saying that she "can't stand" when people complain about their weight without doing anything about it. Ouch.
Stacey Dash Called for an End to Black History Month
Fans of the movie 'Clueless' will know Stacey Dash as the stylish Dionne. And while this character couldn't drive to save her life, it seems as though people fell in love with her ditzy personality. Unfortunately, those who have encountered real-life Stacey probably can't say the same. This lady left Fox News viewers scratching their heads in 2019 when the actress called for an end to Black History Month, and we're still scratching ours today.
Yep, Stacey seems to have inhaled some serious Karen vibes over the past few years, as she's even publicly opposed rights for trans individuals. Why couldn't she be more like Dionne?
Even Kourtney Kardashian Called "Kylie Billionaire Jenner" Entitled
Kylie Jenner is a bit like pineapple on pizza. Some people love her and some, well, don't. Whatever your stance, you can't deny that the Kar-Jenners have forged an impressive empire by just being themselves. However, Kylie's official net worth is heavily contested, especially after this Karen reportedly sent incorrect documents and accounts to Forbes magazine. Awkwardly, this lost the reality star her "billionaire" status.
But this isn't the only reason Kylie has been dubbed a Karen. Even her older sister, Kourtney, has stated that Kylie "has this, like, entitlement. No one says anything because she's Kylie Billionaire Jenner."
Faye Dunaway Publicly Humiliated One of Her Assistants
Hands up if you know who Faye Dunaway is. We're assuming you all have your hands in the air, and you're waving them like you just don't care right now. This leading lady is an acting legend, and while everyone knows her filmography, her personal life is a gray area. And it seems as though there's a reason for that. The Hollywood rumor mill is awash with stories of Faye's explosive behavior.
Yep, Faye has apparently lost jobs because she's reportedly rude, obnoxious, and a nightmare to work with. One former assistant even claims that she publicly humiliated him on a regular basis!
Paula Deen Mistreated Her Staff and Used Racial Slurs
With her big hair, her big smile, and her big southern flavors, there's no doubt about the fact that Paula Deen became the southern belle of the cooking world. Everyone loved her sickly sweet on-screen persona - but we guess it was all an act. If you're wondering why you haven't seen much of Paula recently, it's because her Karen behavior was thrust out into the public sphere. And it was hard to miss.
As well as being called out for using racial slurs, Paula apparently mistreated her staff so much that a former employee sued the TV chef back in 2013. Well, this has left us with a bad taste in our mouths.
Ariana Grande Licked Donuts in a Shop and Then Left
We've got to level with you. We totally understand why Ariana Grande has become a diva. There's literally nothing this lady can't do, and you've got to give her some major kudos for getting past the girlfriend stage with Hollywood heartthrob Pete Davidson. But going from diva to Karen? Now we're entering new territory, Ariana Grande. Especially when donuts are involved; you just don't mess with people's love of donuts.
After she was seen licking donuts in public and left without paying, some people thought she was a bit too entitled, earning her the honor of being labeled a Karen.
Sharon Osbourne's Racist Comments About Meghan Markle
You've got to give it to Sharon Osbourne. She was once known as the wife of a famous rockstar, and now she's a talent show judge and talk show host. That progression is what dreams are made of, but she probably should have checked herself a little bit because now she's wrecked herself. In fact, she's confessed that she's been "blacklisted" by American audiences and has been forced to flee back to the UK.
This all came to a head when she was fired from 'The Talk' after making racist comments about Meghan Markle. The network had no space for a Karen on their payroll, so they ditched her.
J-Lo Has Ignored Flight Attendants and Other Service Workers
If anyone could pull off the diva lifestyle, it's this lady. But while many fans call her J-Lo, Jenny from the block, or La Lopez, it seems as though the people closest to Jennifer Lopez also have another nickname for her: Karen. Yep, you read that right! Apparently, J-Lo has come a long way since her Jenny from the block days. Some seem to think she's crossed over to the dark side.
One flight attendant claimed that J-Lo refused to look at or talk to him directly while serving her. And word around town is it that her employees have nicknamed her "Pay-Low" because, well, you can guess why.
Kelly Ripa Got Backlash After Saying Her Son Lives in "extreme Poverty"
Although a regular person would simply deal with a minor inconvenience by cursing under their breath, a Karen will take that inconvenience and use it to transform into a tidal wave of drama. And while she seems sweet and innocent on her talk show, Kelly Ripa is apparently used to making waves. She often uses her social media platforms to complain about certain things, including her son living in "extreme poverty." Yep, you read that right.
Kelly Ripa made this complaint when her son moved out of their mansion to live alone, and we're not quite sure what to say. Kelly and her husband are millionaires. That's all.
Usher Has a Bad Habit of Not Tipping Service Workers
Forget the DJ because Usher got us falling in love again. Only a little bit, though. Although this sultry singer has got the voice and the looks, the Hollywood mill suggests that he doesn't exactly have a hunky and handsome personality to match. In fact, these claims suggest that he's the ultimate Karen, especially in how he treats serving staff and those who work for him.
On one occasion, Usher reportedly autographed his name rather than paying for his bill, not to mention the claims that he doesn't tip.
Barbra Streisand Is Very Particular About What Towels and Toilet Paper Her Staff Brings Her
Don't get us wrong; we're obsessed with Babs. This leading lady is one of the most iconic singers and actresses in Hollywood, and nobody could come close to her level of talent. And while we appreciate that some of the most talented people in the world are divas, has Barba Streisand taken it a little too far? Many fans thought so when she made controversial comments about Michael Jackson's accusers in 2019.
That's not all, though. Barbara has very specific rules for the people who work for her, and unless they bring her peach towels and toilet paper, she apparently doesn't give them the time of day.
Jillian Michaels' Called Out Fans Who Celebrated Singer Lizzo's Body
We get it, Jillian Michaels; you really like to exercise! That's totally good for you, but do you know what's even better? Exercising and not body shaming other people. But it seems as though Jillian didn't get that memo, and those around her have claimed that she's become a real Karen over the past few years. On top of that, she's been sued four times for endorsing products that contain harmful ingredients.
That hasn't seemed to stop Jillian Michaels, though. She continues to feud with fellow celebrities, and most recently, she caused a stir when she called out fans for celebrating Lizzo's body.
Lori Loughlin Lied and Bribed to Get Her Child Into College
When you think of Lori Loughlin, you probably think of the iconic TV show "Full House." And while this actress only has two daughters, it seems she thought her multi-million-dollar mansion was a little too full and was desperate to get her daughters into college dorms. The next thing the world knew, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose were accepted into the University of Southern California on rowing scholarships. The catch? Neither of them knew how to row.
Lori was eventually charged with fraud in connection with the "Operation Varsity Blues" bribery scandal and spent two months in prison for her crimes. If that's not the ultimate Karen move, we don't know what is.
Lea Michele's Co-Stars Said She's Prejudice and Self-Obsessed
So we guess actors really do become the characters they play, huh? We had such high hopes for 'Glee' actress Lea Michele when she broke into the industry, but those around her have claimed that she's just as much a Karen as her TV show character, Rachel Berry. In fact, many of her co-stars have come forward, claiming that she's racist, discriminatory, and just downright rude. But unfortunately for her, the Karen claims don't end there.
Rachel Berry and her family reportedly mocked a waiter, demanded to speak to a manager, and refused to pay for their food when it took too long in a restaurant. Oops, did we say Rachel Berry? We meant Lea, of course.
Gwyneth Paltrow Has Spread Misinformation About Health and Wellness
Gwyneth Paltrow has come a long way since her beginning days as an actor. We're all for evolving and changing, but she's taken things in a direction we never expected, like selling candles that smell like private body parts, $2,000 Ouija boards, and Psychic vampire repellent spray. Her lifestyle brand Goop is a whole new level of wellness; some believe it's turned her into a bit of a Karen. In fact, some say that this Karen is just selling strange products to other Karens.
Since forming her new business venture, Gwyneth has been called out for spreading misinformation - especially around health and wellbeing. She's no doctor, so maybe take what she says with a pinch of salt.
Rachael Ray Was Annoyed by and Cold Towards Audience Members
We don't blame you if the news that Rachael Ray is a Karen hit you harder than if your favorite band announced they were breaking up. That's because we all thought this celebrity chef was perky, personable, and completely harmless. But those who have worked with Rachael or sat in the audience of her shows have suggested that everything we thought we knew was false. Apparently, she's a total Karen in real life.
According to one audience viewer, "When she came out to greet the audience, she was cold, even seemingly annoyed that she had to do the show... She complained!" We had such faith in you, Rachael.
Diane Sawyer Has Bullied Her Interviewees
Diane Sawyer has made us gasp more times than we can count, so we have to give her credit. Her unique interview techniques have spilled some serious celebrity tea over the years, but why has nobody ever interviewed her? After all, the people around her have started to suggest that all is not as it seems. Is Diane the perfect woman we think she is? Well, Britney Spears certainly doesn't seem to think so.
Britney recently called out the journalist on social media, writing, "What was with the 'You're in the wrong' approach?? Geeze… and making me cry??? I was a baby... and didn't understand."
Lena Dunham Shamed Someone for Not Saying Hi to Her at the Met Gala
Can the real Hannah Horvath please stand up? Anyone who has watched 'Girls' will know that Lena Dunham's character is downright terrible. She's selfish, she's entitled, and she's a pretty awful friend. And while we all assumed that Lena was a far cry from her on-screen persona, some reports suggest that she's just like Hannah in real life. Or should we say that she's just like a Karen in real life?
In 2015, Lena publicly shamed football player Odell Beckham Jr. for ignoring her at the Met Gala. It turns out that he was having another conversation and didn't see her. Awkward.
Kristin Cavallari Claimed Vaccines Cause Autism - A Long-Debunked Myth
Whether she's a villain or not, Kristin Cavallari has always been portrayed as the baddie. From her rivalry with Lauren Conrad on 'The Hills' to her dramatic divorce from Jay Cutler, her life has been full of drama. And it seems as though all of this controversy has rubbed off on the reality star, as Kristin is reportedly a real Karen. In recent years she's also brought the Karen out of the closet and onto social media.
During the coronavirus pandemic, Kristin caused a stir when she claimed that vaccines caused autism in children. Apparently, she didn't get the memo about keeping beliefs like that to herself.
The Hair's Gone, But Kate Gosselin Is Still the OG Karen
Ladies and gentlemen, let's all have a round of applause for the OG Karen! Kate Gosselin became the face of the Karen movement with her chunky highlights and her choppy bob years ago, and it seems as though a leopard never changes her spots. When she's not asking to speak to a manager or dealing with her eight kids, Kate Gosselin is apparently annoying the people around her with her obnoxious and rude personality.
The Hollywood rumor mill suggests that Kate believes she's above everyone else and has no qualms when it comes to speaking her mind, even if that mind makes her seem super entitled.
Katherine Heigl Is Difficult to Work With, According to Some
There was once a time when we would throw a stethoscope at anyone who said they didn't like Katherine Heigl. She'd become a sweetheart in Hollywood thanks to her girl-next-door looks and her love for romcoms. And while we wish we could believe that she's perfect in every way, the evidence is stacked against her. Apparently, she was extremely difficult to work with on 'Grey's Anatomy' and left because she fell out with Shonda Rhimes.
Even when Katherine was nominated for an Emmy for her work on the show, she asked to withdraw her name because "I did not feel that I was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination." Ouch!
Jessica Biel Was Dubbed a "Karen" After Opposing California's Vaccination Bill
Let's be honest; Jessica Biel has won the Hollywood lottery. Sure, she's an impressive actress and has a hefty net worth under her belt, but she's also achieved the dream of many '90s teenage girls. Yep, she married Justin Timberlake! But what some fans might not realize is that Jessica has also caused a stir, as it's alleged that she's become somewhat of a Karen since getting married and having kids.
Although Jessica is not completely opposed to vaccines, she publicly lobbied against California's vaccination bill in 2019, and fans were a little confused. They quickly dubbed her a Karen, and once you're a Karen, you're always a Karen.
We're Not All in This Together, According to Vanessa Hudgens
When you think of Vanessa Hudgens, you probably immediately think back to her all-singing, all-dancing High School Musical days. She was so cute and adorable. So, what happened? Just kidding, kind of. Vanessa is still just as fabulous as she once was, but there's no doubt about the fact that some of her recent actions have raised eyebrows. In 2020, she was called a Karen when she decided to share her unique views about the coronavirus pandemic.
In a controversial Instagram video, Vanessa casually dropped the notion that "People are going to die, which is terrible... but inevitable?” Fans even considered renouncing her Queen of Coachella title after that.
Ramona Singer Has Been Called a Racist and Is Rude to Her Employees
Even those who haven't subjected themselves to the drama of 'The Real Housewives of New York' will know that cast member Ramona Singer is a bit wild. From her crazy eyes and runway walk to her whirlwind romances, Ramona's life is far from normal. But any fan of the Bravo reality show will know that Ramona has also been dubbed a Karen over the years, mostly due to the racist claims against her.
Ramona has been accused of racism against her fellow cast members not once but twice! As if that wasn't enough, she's apparently incredibly rude to the people who work for her.
Debra Messing Has Been Dubbed the "Leader of the Karen Coalition"
Debra Messing is no stranger to Karens. Any 'Will & Grace' fan will know that. But acting alongside a Karen seems to have rubbed off on this leading lady, as talk around Hollywood suggests that Debra is an absolute nightmare to be around. From an awkward public feud with Susan Sarandon to her outspoken political views, Debra is no stranger to speaking her mind. And this has really got her into trouble.
In 2019, Debra was dubbed the "leader of the Karen coalition" when she demanded to know the names of Hollywood hotshots who had donated to Donald Trump's political campaign. But at least her new title sounds pretty fancy.
Abby Lee Miller Has Been Labeled Rude and Entitled
It's no secret that Kris Jenner is at the top of the "momager" food chain. But further down that chain you'll find "Dance Moms" legend Abby Lee Miller. And while Kris looks the part with her Karen haircut, it seems as though Abby's the one who truly embodies this controversial persona. According to those around her, Abby is rude and entitled, and that's before we even mention her stint behind bars.
Yep, Abby Lee Miller was sentenced to a year and a day in prison in 2016 when she pleaded guilty to felony bankruptcy fraud, and it seems as though her fans still haven't forgiven her.
Jenny McCarthy Has Been Unmasked as a Total Karen
We're used to seeing Jenny McCarthy hanging out with butterflies, monsters, and robots on 'The Masked Singer.' But we know that she's no stranger to strange concoctions of people. She used to be a Playboy playmate, after all. In recent years, though, fans have been peeling off the mask of this lady instead. According to Hollywood sources, she's no longer a beautiful model and actress. She's now an anti-vaxxer with some seriously controversial views and beliefs.
To be more specific, Jenny believes that she "cured" her son's autism with a "gluten-free, casein-free diet" as well as "vitamin supplementation, detox of metals, and antifungals." This information left many fans scratching their heads.
We Guess Doutzen Kroes Is No Angel After All
We don't blame you for feeling deep and intense anger when you look at Dutch supermodel Doutzen Kroes. Is it really fair for one person to be so beautiful? No, it's really not! But some would say that beauty isn't everything when it comes to this Victoria's Secret model, as Doutzen has been blasted a Karen for her stance on vaccines. After all, nobody could ignore the controversy this beauty stirred up during the coronavirus pandemic.
Doutzen made her anti-vax stance pretty clear on Instagram, writing that "I will not be forced to take the shot. I will not be forced to prove my health to participate in society." The world's collective response to this was, "huh?"
Piers Morgan Stormed off Set When His Peer Criticized His Views
Well, this one probably won't come as a surprise. British reporter and television personality Piers Morgan is no stranger to controversy, and he loves writing articles and posting tweets that will stir up a conversation. And while some people agree with him, there are others who can't help but think he's the most Karen-y Karen around, especially after he launched a public tirade against Meghan Markle after she ghosted him.
Plus, the world's Karen-o-meter worked overtime in 2021 when Piers stormed off set while filming 'Good Morning Britain' when his views were criticized by his co-presenter. He definitely didn't like that.
Some Say Alicia Silverstone Is Utterly Clueless
We'll forever be jealous of Alicia Silverstone for her revolving closet and her fictional relationship with Paul Rudd, but there's no doubt about the fact that this leading lady is pretty controversial. Known for her hippy-dippy lifestyle, Alicia has her own way of living her life, but fans don't seem to appreciate her pushing these views on everyone else. Especially when it comes to vaccines and raising healthy children.
In her eyes, children are "never the same again" after their vaccinations, which is why she's wholeheartedly against them. But she's also fine with feeding her son like a bird, so there's that.
Shep Rose Filmed a Homeless Woman and Shamed Her on Instagram
Ah, the south! Known for delicious food, traditional values, and down-home hospitality, it's easy to assume that everyone in the southern states of America is perfect in every way. But Shep Rose apparently didn't get that memo. The "Southern Charm" star is apparently a total Karen off-screen - and fans believe he proved that when he took to Instagram to shame a homeless woman while she was collecting cans in New York.
Not only that, but he continued to film her while she begged him not to. As you can imagine, his antics landed him in hot water with Bravo, and he was forced to apologize publicly.
Chloe Lattanzi Is Hopelessly Devoted to Being a Karen
Move over Hailey Bieber and Brooklyn Beckham, nepo baby Chloe Lattanzi is here. This young lady is the daughter of the late and great Olivia Newton-John, and she's since attempted to make her own mark on Hollywood as an actress. But it seems as though more people know Chloe as Karen nowadays, especially since she divided opinions when she publicly opposed vaccines. Yep, this lady is an anti-vaxxer through and through.
Chloe has stated that "To me, real medicine is what comes from the Earth. I think people trust vaccines because the doctor says it is safe; I used to."