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Karen from Brighton:

Australia’s original Karen, a resident of Melbourne’s affluent suburb of Brighton, made headlines around the world for her lockdown rant directed at Premier Daniel Andrews during the city’s record-breaking stint at home.

Jodi Grollo, the daughter of pokies baron Bruce Mathieson, complained she was sick of walking in the same streets after Melburnians were urged to exercise locally.

‘Well, you get sick of walking the same streets. You know, I’ve done all of Brighton,’ she told Nine News.

The woman dubbed 'Karen of Brighton' (pictured) earlier said she was sick of walking in the same streets after Melburnians were urged to exercise locally amid the lockdown

The woman dubbed ‘Karen of Brighton’ (pictured) earlier said she was sick of walking in the same streets after Melburnians were urged to exercise locally amid the lockdown

Victorian Premier Dan Andrews hit back with a thinly-veiled message to ‘some of those featured on social media’ unhappy with the lockdown.

‘Whether you are in Broadmeadows or Brighton, stay at home means stay at home,’ he said on Saturday.

‘And if walking your local streets is boring, well, being bored is much better than being in intensive care. That’s my clear message.’

Ms Grollo said she was not bothered by Mr Andrews’ rebuke, or the hundreds of angry comments online, and hadn’t seen them anyway. 

‘I’m not on social media so I didn’t see any [of the backlash]. To be honest, I found it funny – it made my weekend,’ she told the Herald Sun.

‘I’m providing people with some light entertainment to get them through the Dan-demic.’

Ms Grollo’s father is one of the state’s richest people, having an estimated $870 million fortune in 2019.

Her husband Gianni Grollo is also well-heeled, being related to construction and developer giants Bruno and Rino Grollo.

Ms Grollo did get some backup from her local MP James Newbury, who called Mr Andrews a ‘creep’ and used the furore to score political points.

‘He has taken a nasty swing at Brighton — another example of the Premier attacking Victorians,’ he wrote on Twitter. 

Since then she has using her newfound fame to take potshots at the embattled head of the state from her Instagram page ‘The Real Karen From Briiighton.’ 

Late in 2020, she decided to leave Brighton behind, undergoing two weeks of quarantine in the NT’s Howard Springs facility before moving to Queensland.

It didn’t take her long before having a shot at her new state’s premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk.

‘Anastasia isn’t that much better than Dan, but the weather is great and life is pretty much normal up there,’ she wrote.

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‘Such a shame because I really love Melbourne.’

Jodi Grollo is the daughter of pokies baron Bruce Mathieson, one of the state's richest people having an estimated $870 million fortune in 2019

Jodi Grollo is the daughter of pokies baron Bruce Mathieson, one of the state’s richest people having an estimated $870 million fortune in 2019

Karen in Byron Bay:

A young couple were scolded for sitting at an empty table at a popular cafe in Byron Bay last year by an older English pair demanding they give them their favourite spot back.

The video, which was posted to TikTok, shows an older man and woman from Britain demanding they give up the table at the Cape Byron Lighthouse Cafe because they had ‘reserved’ it.

The British pair refuse to leave and repeatedly ask the young couple to get up before claiming Covid-19 is ‘rubbish’ and ‘false media’.

‘Have you heard of the term Karen? Because you’re acting like a Karen,’ the young man filming the confrontation asks the older woman.

‘Well, that’s my name actually,’ she replies.

‘Your name’s Karen? Well, that’s very ironic that you don’t believe in Covid and your name’s Karen, you tick all the boxes,’ he says.

The video was taken prior to the 2021 Covid outbreak in regional NSW, which has threw the beachside town into lockdown.

The clip begins with the British couple approaching the Aussie pair at their table on the edge of the lookout.

‘We’ve reserved the spot, so we’d like to ask you very nicely if you can move,’ the woman says as she stands over the young couple with her partner.

‘We have reserved the table. It’s not apparently, we have,’ the British woman says. 

‘Apparently reserved the table to this good spot in Byron Bay. Apparently this is their table but we were here first,’ the man continues.

‘There was no reservation sign on the table whatsoever.’

The British man then says the young Aussie couple took the reserved sign off, even though he and his wife arrived at the cafe after them. 

‘We’ve asked the people in the canteen and they said we could sit here. [We reserved it] a minute ago, before you got here,’ Karen says.

‘There’s plenty of other seats, there’s people not bothering us over there,’ the young woman says.

‘No, we want to sit here. It’s called social distancing,’ the man replies, before the woman tells him to stand back as he’s within 1.5metres from her and ‘could have Covid’.

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‘Don’t be silly, there’s no such thing as Covid,’ Karen replies. 

‘Did you say there’s no such thing as Covid?’ The young man asks, before Karen doubles down. 

‘There’s no such thing as Covid, that’s a load of rubbish, it’s all rubbish, it’s all fixed,’ she says.

A young couple have filmed a British Covid-denying man and woman fighting with them over a table at a Byron Bay cafe.

The video, which was posted to TikTok, shows an older man and woman approaching their table at the Cape Byron Lighthouse Cafe demanding they move because the table was 'reserved'

A young couple have filmed a British Covid-denying man and woman fighting with them over a table at a Byron Bay cafe 

Land Rover Karen:

A Melbourne resident screamed at a young couple unloading their belongings from a moving van next door – earning her the nickname ‘boomer Karen’ because she claimed blocked her driveway with their truck.

The couple shared the dispute to TikTok after the older woman took exception to them parking their truck near her garage – seemingly making it too difficult to back the $60,000 white SUV out into the Melbourne laneway.

In a vicious spray of insults, the young couple – who filmed the exchange – are branded ‘f***ing millennials’ while the woman is called a ‘boomer’ and mocked for ‘not using moisturiser’.

‘Listen – move your truck forward. Can you ask him to move the truck please?’ she asked the couple at the start of the footage, who were moving home at the time.

The younger bearded man then hit back, accusing the woman of spitting saliva in his face during her fiery rant during Melbourne’s Covid lockdown.

‘You were f***ing yelling at me – projectile f***ing particles. I don’t need your saliva,’ he told her.

The couple claimed they had already backed the truck up as far as they could, leaving enough room for the woman to move the Land Rover Discovery.

The younger woman said the Land Rover driver could have backed out with the room she had, but wanted to do her normal reverse turn to exit.

There was a wall behind the truck and moving the vehicle forward would have meant the couple were blocking other residents’ driveways, the younger woman claimed.

‘I cannot negotiate the distance of the wall and the pavement lady,’ the bearded man said.

‘If you want I can back up your s***ty Discovery and run it out that way.’

The driver refused to allow the man to back the car out for her, telling him ‘you’re not touching my car’.

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‘You’re being very antagonistic. It’s unnecessary,’ the woman behind the camera then said.

'Millenials' vs 'Boomers': A woman driving a Land Rover and a young couple have gone head to head after she claimed their truck was preventing her from backing out of her driveway easily

The younger man hit back at the woman, accusing her of spitting saliva in his face during her fiery rant

‘Millenials’ vs ‘Boomers’: A woman driving a Land Rover and a young couple have gone head to head after she claimed their truck was preventing her from backing out of her driveway easily

Gold Coast Karen:

A small business owner who broke down in tears after getting a nasty email from a vegan customer complaining about getting free lollies in her order has vowed to keep handing out sugary sweets. 

TLC Body founder Carissa Collins, who lives on the Gold Coast, took to TikTok earlier this week to share her disheartening experience after she included the thoughtful gift in a female customer’s beauty product order. 

The rude email she received in return stated the ‘Karen’ customer was unhappy with the ‘sugary junk’ and they would no longer buy anything from Ms Collins because she couldn’t be trusted. 

Carissa Collins  (pictured) who lives on the Gold Coast thanked her supporters for their kind comments over the last two days

Carissa Collins  (pictured) who lives on the Gold Coast thanked her supporters for their kind comments over the last two days 

But in a series of follow-up videos, the young business owner revealed she was refusing to let the customer get her down and would keep including free treats. 

‘All I can say right now is wow these last two days have been crazy. I am so blown away by your supportive comments,’ Ms Collins said.

‘I wasn’t expecting so many people to see me Kimmy K crying on the internet but I really want you guys to know I appreciate you so much. Thank you for your support and kind words.’

Packing new orders on Friday and Saturday, Ms Collins threw in not just one packet of Haribo Gummi Bears – the offending candy – but handfuls of them. 

She grabbed them from a large cardboard box stocked with Chupa Chups, Mentos and other lollies that looked to be enough to last for weeks worth of orders. 

The video received more than 300 comments which were overwhelmingly supportive.

‘Yes girlfriend, you may have lost that Karen’s business but you gained mine,’ one person said.

‘This is the comeback we wanted to see. In my town we have two sushi shops and we only go to the one that has lollies,’ another said.

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