No matter what your thoughts are when it comes to the police, you expect at least one thing out of them: a tough exterior that’s difficult to crack. We’re taught to imagine cops to be fearless individuals who are meant to protect citizens. If that image hasn’t already been shattered by recent events, allow me to share a video that surely will:
Stacey who has been a cop for 15 yrs went to @McDonalds She paid for it in advance and this is how she gets treated for being a cop😢😡 Come on America. We are better than this. pic.twitter.com/IcudsNfVLY
— 🌷🇺🇸Ann🇺🇸🌷🐇 (@tkag2020_ann) June 17, 2020
In case you didn’t quite get the gist of what’s going on here, this officer is crying because McDonald’s took a little bit too long preparing her sandwich. Full blown tears. It’s pretty astounding to see someone who’s paid to carry around a firearm break down because she “can’t see her food being made”, especially when it comes right after the killing of Rayshard Brooks in a Wendy’s parking lot. As the video gained traction, McMuffin started trending on Twitter, and the woman has been bestowed the title of “Officer Karen”.
Twitter users also proceeded to roast the hell out of Officer Karen, and the dunks just keep on coming:
when you don't just ask where the rest of your order is pic.twitter.com/z5VfI8xKtk
— guy trying to neg Emily Ratajkowski in the replies (@punished_stu) June 17, 2020
got an english muffin meal with hash brown and coffee at the mcdonald's drive thru today for breakfast. They were a little slow but not a big deal or anything
— leon (@leyawn) June 17, 2020
everyone in the comments are so mad this poor woman had to wait a few extra minutes for her mcmuffin just wait till we tell them how long black people have been waiting for equality
— buster (@diet_cigs) June 17, 2020
This also comes on the heels of the NYPD Shake Shack incident, where 3 officers claimed, completely unfounded, that they were intentionally poisoned by workers. In reality, whatever solution that was used to clean the machine just hadn’t been rinsed enough, and there was no criminality to the situation whatsoever.
Everyone is on-edge lately, but there’s no reason to blame fast-food workers for literally anything that’s gone bad in the world. They work crappy jobs and horrible hours to make food for the masses, and having a breakdown in your car because your McMuffin was a few minutes late is one of the most absurd things someone in uniform can do. That said, I’d love to see an episode of SVU where Ice-T has a meltdown because the McFlurry machine is broken. Make it happen, NBC!