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Why are people calling Elon Musk 'Space Karen', what does it mean?

Elon Musk is being called by the name Space Karen on Twitter. But who coined this name for him and what does it mean, let us understand.

By Pallav Jain
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Elon Musk is being called by the name Space Karen on Twitter. Everyone is addressing the new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, as Space Karen by making different types of memes. But who coined this name for him and what does it mean, let us understand.

What is Space Karen?

First of all, to understand this meme name, understand the meaning of the word Karen. Karen is a slang term used as an antagonistic female character in memes. "Karen" is generally characterized as an irritating, entitled woman, sometimes as an ex-wife who took custody of "the kids." In 2020, the term was broadly applied to a swath of white women who had been filmed harassing people of color, including dialing the emergency services on them for no criminal reason.

Projector outside Twitter HQ

So when Elon Musk closed the Twitter headquarters and told the employees that they would have to obey Twitter's new policy, in protest, many abusive words were written for Elon Musk on the projector outside the Twitter headquarters. One of the words used for Elon was Space Karen, this word attracted the most attention. Later everyone started calling Must by that name.

Space Karen Image created my Memers

Some people even created an image in which Elon Musk was shown as a woman with blond hair. It became so popular that Musk's new look went viral in no time.

The meaning of space in Space Caron is derived from Elon Musk's space business. Now let us know from where the word Karen originated.

Karen word is being used more often on the internet, how it all started then?

Origin of the word 'Karen'

It perhaps started with the Oh My God, Karen. Others believe that the popularity of the name may come from the character Karen from the 1989 gangster film Goodfellas. Some believe that the usage of the name as pejorative stems from the Dane Cook standup comedy routine "The Friend That Nobody Likes," In the this Cook says:

There is one person, in every group of friends, that nobody likes. You basically keep them there, to hate their guts. When that person is not around the rest of your little base camp, your hobby, is cutting that person down.

Example: "Karen, is always a douchebag."

Every group has a Karen and she is always a bag of douche. And when she's not around, you just look at each other and say, "God, Karen, she's such a douchebag!"

Space Karen Funny Memes

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