A Colorado woman, Blair Featherman, has grow to be the topic of widespread criticism after a TikTok video surfaced exhibiting her in a heated altercation throughout a pool occasion at her condo complicated. Featherman, now dubbed “Poolside Karen,” was captured on digital camera berating a Hispanic household, resulting in accusations of racism.

The video, shared by Jade Serie, lasts solely 45 seconds however exhibits Featherman expressing her displeasure a few “Mexican occasion within the pool” and derogatorily calling the group “trash”. She additionally confronts Serie, making an attempt to forestall her from recording and to grab her telephone.

“You don’t even know what Hermes is!”* Featherman is heard saying within the footage, which has since gone viral and resulted in her going through public backlash.

Featherman’s private struggles got here to gentle following the incident, with particulars rising of her 2019 chapter submitting, which exhibits money owed with a number of bank card corporations. A mom of two, Featherman’s monetary state of affairs has been beneath scrutiny for the reason that video went viral.

Regardless of the uproar on social media and being labeled a “Karen” — a time period used to explain ladies exhibiting entitled or racist habits — it stays unclear if Featherman’s job as a feng shui marketing consultant has been affected. There was no affirmation on whether or not she has confronted employment penalties as a result of incident.

Featherman, 49 years outdated, now faces the aftermath of her actions and vehemently denies any racist intent. She claims that the video doesn’t present your entire story, together with an alleged assault on her by the household, which concerned them putting faux nails in her hair and taking her telephone. She means that she was coerced into making the remarks for the sake of social media reputation.

*”I’ve been attempting to stay silent and keep away from commenting on this, however there are elements not captured within the video. I’m not a racist. The footage was deceptively edited to assemble a false narrative,”* Featherman said, refuting accusations and denying that she sought fame by way of the incident.

The total penalties of Featherman’s actions, each in her private life and presumably her skilled one, are but to unfold. The incident stays a controversial subject on social media, with many awaiting additional updates on her employment standing and any further fallout from the viral video.