In a rage caught on camera, an agitated lady screamed racist comments at her Uber driver on a DC street.
“I hired you. I’m your superior. “I’m your f-cking boss,” the woman, dubbed “DC Karen” by social media users, yelled at the Uber driver as they stood on a Cathedral Heights street, according to the video.
“You’re a piece of s–t,” she says before calling him the N-word six times in a row.
The unhinged Karen also called the Uber driver a “slave,” “schizophrenic” and “illiterate.”An unidentified woman screamed several racist slurs at her Uber driver in Washington DC. WashProbs/Twitter
The Uber driver responded by calling her a coward and a bitch.
The two appeared to be arguing over a phone charger, though the details are not entirely clear. The woman screams several times that she asked the driver for a phone charger. When he suggests she call the police on him, she says, “My phone’s gonna die if you can speak English!”
At one point during the tirade, the Uber driver warns the unidentified woman that she’ll be exposed online because of his video.
“Hey Karen, you’re going to be all over the internet as a racist woman!” the Uber driver tells the woman at one point.
“Yeah, I am now. Because I did nothing wrong,” she smugly retorts.
“I’m white and you’re not. That’s why you don’t like me. Because I read and write,” the Karen says before walking away screaming the N-word another six times in a row.
After the video went viral, Uber announced that “DC Karen” has been banned from using the app.
“The behavior seen in the video is sickening and has no place on the Uber platform or anywhere in society,” an Uber spokesperson told The Daily Beast in a statement.
Neither of the individual’s identities have been released.