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'The Karen' is set to be the most popular Halloween costume of 2020: Party-goers splurge on blonde wigs, 'I Want To Speak To The Manager' t-shirts and $180 face masks to transform into enraged white woman
With Halloween 2020 less than two months away, many Americans are beginning to plan topical outfits to celebrate the occasion.
And while the year has brought no shortage of newly famous figures - from Tiger King's Carole Baskin to White House Coronavirus Task Force Doctor Anthony Fauci - it seems that many will simply be dressing up as a nondescript suburban white woman.
According to an article published in Vice on Wednesday, 'Karen' costumes are set to be the most popular Halloween outfits of 2020.
'The Karen' is set to be the most popular Halloween costume
Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she doesn’t expect ‘mass crowds of trick-or-treating’ this Halloween
On what should have been an epic year for Halloween lovers, with the annual celebration of costumes and candy falling on a Saturday, it seems the coronavirus will be playing the final trick on those seeking treats in Chicago.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city’s looking at how to best celebrate the holiday and doesn’t expect it to look like years past. Lightfoot said the city is working on plans to recognize and celebrate Halloween, but in a way that’s “consistent with the public health guidance.”
Mayor Lori Lightfoot
Halloween candy slide may help trick-or-treating stay socially distanced
One Million Moms has launched a boycott against “all things Hallmark” after the network dared to acknowledge the existence of LGBT+ people in its holiday movies.
On July 15 the Hallmark Channel announced 18 new movies for the festive season, and while none of them had LGBT+ main characters, the channel promised that more queer storylines, characters and actors would be on the way.
One Million Moms responded by declaring an oh-so-predictable boycott of literally everything produced by Hallmark, including the TV channel, wrapping paper, greetings cards and Christmas ornaments.
Sleep is for privileged white people, popular magazine says — so now activists call for 'rest reparations'
Teen Vogue published an article last week alleging sleep is indicative of systemic racism.
Now some activists are calling for "rest reparations" in the form of sabbaticals and time off from work and other strenuous activities.
What are the details?
The article, titled, "Black Power Naps is Addressing Systemic Racism in Sleep," reveals the Black Power Naps initiative, which alleges that African Americans typically have shorter life spans when compared to their white peers.
Black Power Naps — created by writers Navild Acosta and Fannie Sosa — insists that black lives are shorter than white lives because blacks experience "generational fatigue" simply on the grounds that they are African American.
The white-washing of Santa Claus
For starters (spoiler alert) Santa Claus is an imaginary character—not real. The jolly guy in the goofy red suit is an American icon of popular culture. Although portrayed as magical—he’s mythical. The Santa story is a fabled fairy-tale—not true. A lavish legendary yarn. The roly-poly male with the white beard is a fictional character. Flying reindeer, a toy manufacturing center at the North Pole, and hardworking elves—not real. And Mrs. Claus is imaginary as well.
Aisha Harris penned a 2013 article on Slate about growing up black in a world with a white Santa Claus. Harris writes, “Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what Santa really looked like. Was he brown, like us? Or was he really a white guy? My father replied that Santa was every color. Whatever house he visited, jolly old St. Nicholas magically turned into the likeness of the family that lived there.”
My list of solutions: 1. Make Santa’s skin the colors of the rainbow, 2. Stop lying to kids about Santa being real and do away with him, 3. Be inclusive and respectful of an African-American Santa, a Hispanic Santa, an Asian Santa, a Native American Santa, a multiracial Santa, an African Santa or a Santa Claus of any color, race, ethnicity, culture.