Viral Video of El Paso Cannabis ‘Karen’ Chasing Kids Off Sparks Debate
Doobie, or not doobie? That is not even a question that is up for debate for Laura E. Varela-Wong, owner of the El Paso small business Krazy Kool Cakes & Designs. The cannabis “Karen,” as some of the internet have referred to her as, falls squarely on the 'just say no' side.
Her stance was made very clear in a video posted on The Real FitFam El Paso of Varela-Wong confronting a group of kids allegedly smoking some dank weed.
"I just want to let you know that we can smell the marijuana all the way over there," she can be heard saying to the purported teenage potheads who are off in the distance. “We’re going to give you two minutes to leave before we call the cops.”
The video, originally posted on the Krazy Kool Cakes & Designs Facebook, has racked up over 105,000 views on FitFam and quite a few “Karen” comments, including “La mexican Karen needs to mind her damn business,” “Get over it Karen it’s 2021,” “mrs.karenson needs a hit,” and “Get a life Karen.”
Comments on her business' social media have been more supportive. Laura has received a lot of praise for both her actions and her stance. She also explains her very personal reason for harshing people’s highs.
Her nephew “has been addicted to marijuana for years now and has been in and out of jail” and it has been a real struggle for the family. She also believes it was “child endangerment,” and because pot is illegal.
Based on all the comments the video has received, it's clear marijuana -- its use, effects, and whether to legalize it or not -- is one of those topics that will continue to spark debate. (Yes, the pun was totally intended.) Is it a gateway to harder drugs, or just a gateway to Pop-Tarts and Doritos?
Will it lead to a future generation of unmotivated, forgetful adults, or is it a case of ‘look at us, we toked it up when we were young and we turned out alright’? I suspect how you answer depends on your age group.