Woman dubbed 'Karen 2.0' for enforcing social distancing at theme park

Yahoo News Staff
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A woman waiting in line at an Australian theme park has been dubbed “Karen 2.0” for trying to enforce social distancing measures.

A video of “Karen 2.0, the Covid marshal” was shared to TikTok on Monday, and shows a woman trying to ensure others at Jamberoo on the NSW south-coast are adhering to social distance measures while at the park.

In the video, the woman is seen holding out her right arm to make sure passersby don’t get too close to her, while she waits in a queue.

“This is for social distancing,” the woman is heard saying, waving her extended arm out.

The woman is seen putting out her arm while she waits in line at Jamberro, trying to enforce social distancing.
A woman tried to enforce social distancing at Jamberoo theme park. Source: TikTok/katernia_rose

Since the video was uploaded on Monday it has been viewed over 50,000 times.

On its website, Jamberoo says all theme park guests must adhere to social distancing and are reminded to do so throughout the day via announcements over the PA system.

NSW Health recommends staying 1.5 metres away from others to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Jamberoo also has their own Covid marshals that visitors must listen to at all times.

On TikTok, people questioned why the woman would go to a theme park if she was concerned about the virus.

“Complains about social distancing but goes to Jamberoo to play in shared water and wait in long lines,” someone remarked.

“Makes sense.”

However, one person did defend the woman.

“Leave her alone, she’s obviously anxious,” they said.

“Just walk around her and let her be.”

Some people questioned why the woman was not wearing a face mask, however, patrons at the theme park are not required to wear one.

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