A Seattle woman who allegedly used a racial slur defended herself by yelling and saying “I have a black husband” in a video that has gone viral. The man who accused the woman of calling it a racial slur announced “Karen” shirts citing the video in a matter of hours.
Karlos Dillard shared a video of the incident on his Instagram and Twitter and said he was driving when the woman cut him off. She allegedly turned it off and called it the n word, before following him in her car.
There was no evidence that the woman used the racial slur, and the man’s Twitter feed contains at least one other video accusing a woman of callous behavior. Her Instagram announces T-shirts printed with the cry of the distressed woman.
In the video, Dillard follows her home to confront her and says, “Karen, you won’t sit there and kick me out.”
She gets out of her car and says, “I have a black husband,” “You are totally calling me for something I am not,” and “You are attacking me.”
As Dillard shows his badge and the apartment building on camera, he bends down to hide his badge while crying.
There is no video of the woman using the racial slur. She later apologizes to Dillard for interrupting her, but says she didn’t turn her down. Passers-by in the video also said they witnessed her interrupting him, though Dillard also mentions that he may have indicated it too late.
Dillard tells passers-by several times that the woman called him the n-word, but when he confronts the woman, he only accuses her of cutting him off.
According to a passerby who saw the incident, the crying woman said, “Do you know how many Black Lives Matter marches I have been to?” to which the passerby says: “That does not matter if this is how you act when you are alone.”
After Dillard saves his phone but continues to record audio, the accused woman apologizes and says, “My heart is about this movement” and “My heart is breaking right now because you don’t know how much I love humanity.”
Then he says, “You are not going to be on Instagram, I am not going to ruin your life.”
The video has more than 120,000 views on Dillard’s Instagram account and a shorter clip of the incident has more than 2 million views on Twitter at the time of writing.
Another video on Dillard’s Twitter page sees him accuse an Asian woman of being racist for asking to see his phone to prove he’s a delivery driver when picking up an order from Postmates.
Similar to the last viral video, he confronts the woman for saying the word “whatever” and says she is racist for asking to see her phone. She also tells restaurant workers that they will be on the news.
However, he tells people outside the restaurant that she said “whatever” and used a racial slur, despite failing to confront restaurant workers for the racial slur.
About an hour after sharing the latest viral video on his Instagram, Dillard announced three T-shirts with quotes from the video on his Instagram account.
Newsweek He has contacted Karlos Dillard for comment.