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Domino's Australia has put out a call for the nation's Karens to defend their name.
The name has become a dubious form of internet slang for an angry, entitled woman - usually demanding to 'speak to the manager' over something frivolous - much to the dismay of people actually called Karen.
Well, if you're a Karen who's been left in the lurch by the phrase's popularity, here's some good news - you may well be entitled to a free pizza courtesy of Domino's.
Writing on Facebook, the fast food pizza company said: "Calling all (mask wearing, law abiding) Karens. It's a tough time to be a Karen.
"Karen the nurse, Karen the teacher, Karen the mum, Karen the neighbour, Karen the mask wearer - we're all in this together, but a vocal minority who believe rules and laws don't apply to them have given the name 'Karen' a bad rap this year.
"At Domino's, we know there's plenty of Australians named Karen that aren't, well, 'Karens'. Let us know if you're one of them by completing the form... We may send some pizza your way!"
Domino's will select 100 Aussies called Karen by Friday - all you have to do is upload a copy of your ID and tell the company in 250 words or less why you're a 'nice' Karen. Good stuff!
There has been a big kerfuffle in Australia over the past few days due to new coronavirus related rules.
In Victoria, which is experiencing a massive second wave of Covid-19 infections, people in the Melbourne Metro and Mitchell Shire areas have to wear a face mask to prevent the spread of the virus. They've also been placed in Stage 3 lockdowns and there are checkpoints setup to ensure everyone is sticking to the rules.
Some people have chosen this time to push conspiracy theories about the pandemic, openly challenge police officers and store staff about the rules, and flaunt themselves not wearing face masks in a misguided claim that the coverings violate their human rights.
Premier Daniel Andrews has slammed this behaviour, saying during a press conference: "The thing with conspiracy theorists [is] the more you engage in an argument with them, the more oxygen you are giving them.
"Ultimately, I think people can judge for themselves the efficacy, the credibility of people who are running those sort of keyboard warrior campaigns.
"Seriously, one more comment about human rights - honestly. It is about human life. If we continue with this stuff, standing in the car park of Bunnings reading whatever nonsense you have pulled up from some obscure website.
"Their behaviour is appalling. Their views have no basis in science or fact or law. Don't focus on them."
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