Written by Gabriel Dillard
It’s not an easy time to be a “Karen.”
Karen has become internet shorthand for a woman you’re likely to see arguing with a store manager or fellow shoppers in a viral video. Lacking in self awareness and empathy, Karens are the type of people retail and service workers avoid if they can.
For that reason, the name Karen has become increasingly unpopular. In 2020, only 325 babies in the US were named Karen — 114 less than in 2019, according to an article in “Glamour.”
In 1965, there were almost 33,000 Karens born. Presumably only a small fraction of them want to speak to a manager.
To show some love for Karens, the Madera District Fair is offering up to 20 free tickets to the fair for Madera County residents named Karen. To redeem the offer, just visit the fair office with an ID.
Of course, this sort of smart internet marketing invites jokes from the peanut gallery. The Facebook post already has 121 comments and 100 shares since yesterday. A couple of comments are pretty funny:
“Karen’s gonna complain the music is too loud”
“That 21st Karen is definitely going to be speaking to the manager.”
The Madera District Fair runs Sept. 9-12. You can find the fair office at 1850 W. Cleveland Ave. You can buy discounted pre-sale tickets at the Madera District Fair website.
Take it from someone not named Karen — the Madera District Fair is tons of fun and definitely worth a visit.