If you've been on TikTok AT ALL recently, chances are you've seen seen Mark Gaetano, aka @snarkymarky, pop up on your feed.
Mark, a 17-year-old student from Toronto, has already gained 1.4 million followers and nearly 60 million likes for posting relatable videos that send you straight back to elementary school. Like when your teacher got mad at you for leaving too much trash in the cafeteria...
The inspiration for Karen came from the time Mark spent working at a grocery store, where he explained that dealing with "Karens" was an "everyday occurrence."
"Some of my videos are re-creations of my experiences. It’s been good for me to use TikTok videos as a way to alleviate stress from those extremely rude and blunt customers. Also, it’s worth noting that my own mother is kind of a Karen, a subtle one."
In terms of the reaction he's recieved, Mark is so glad there are other people out there who can relate to his TikToks, and he plans to continue making content to "help people laugh and escape from their bad days."
NGL, as someone who definitely worked retail and DEFINITELY got yelled at in elementary school, I can't stop watching these. You can follow Mark on TikTok and Instagram to keep up with Rude Teacher and Karen's antics.
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