Black TikToker’s Dennis Bradley, dubbed “Aunt Karen,” said she would use her platform to call for racism and make people accountable.
Launching the app in 2020, she was able to get 1.5 million followers.
Recently, influencers say she sneaked into several white supremacist groups on Facebook and broke up.
Dennis Bradley first said he experienced racism when a white man rolled a window and called them N-ward while walking with his grandmother on his way to kindergarten.
“I remember the truck, I remember the man’s face, and it’s always engraved on me to remember that I was different,” said Bradley, who grew up in Michigan at the age of five. Said insider. “I didn’t know what that meant, but I just know from my grandmother’s reaction and how she clasped my hand and guided me that it wasn’t good. I was able to do it. “
Currently, a 32-year-old single mother, Bradley, works as a full-time TikTok creator who creates content with a focus on racist calls. Her main mission is “accountability” and “amplifying the voices of those who are not normally heard and are easily set aside,” she says.
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“It’s a really full-time job because I’m responding to requests. People send me videos. I dig up as much information as I can and use the knowledge of human resources to do this right. I’m trying to make sure. “Bradley said.” I investigated what might have happened for hours at night, or someone sent me a video and someone racist to them. I said I did something like that. “
After leaving my 2-year-old daughter in a nursery, I open my laptop every day to start the investigation. Her journey on social media apps began during the COVID-19 pandemic after she was fired from a human resources development job. However, she began to gain momentum earlier this year and currently has 1.5 million followers.
“A lot of Karen came out, so I need to identify them, and I use my skill set to find these people and identify who they are. I’m good at it. If you don’t know, give it out. “There’s always a TikTok poem, or Instagram, Twitter, and the name that will eventually appear,” said Bradley, “Aunt Karen.”
The “Karen” meme is used on social media to describe white women who take qualified actions. Do what is considered a racist in public. In Bradley’s case, she said she was called “Aunt Karen” when she made a video that stopped teens after the 2020 presidential election. Break Biden’s sign For private property. Bradley posted an encounter on TikTok in five parts, which became viral.
“People called me Karen, others called me a good kind of Karen,” she said. “People dubbed me Karen, so I decided to accept it, but I made people accountable and decided to do so using my platform.”
Bradley says he has infiltrated several white supremacist groups on Facebook
Popular videos on her profile show what she chose “Today’s Racists” And ask her followers “Can you find this Karen?” Bradley also succeeded in disbanding a group of white supremacists on Facebook in October, she said.
Bradley told insiders that he was interested in how to join when he quickly searched to find a group. To access, she had to answer questions such as “Do you think all life is important or black life?” “Do you support Trump?” She said.
“When I joined the group, I was just watching. That’s exactly what I thought … I hate. There were memes and racial cartoons. People talk about George Floyd. Was [calling him] A thug, “she said.
Last month, Bradley informed his followers that he had infiltrated the then-public “White Lives Matter” Facebook group. After she started posting on TikTok, one of the particulate groups she said had a significant reduction in membership.
“Well, I have this” White Lives Matter “group that secretly infiltrated. Now they know I’m there, but what they don’t know is that I have four profiles there, “she said.so video On October 10th, “They published one of my profiles, but there’s more, and I love you, everyone who is helping to penetrate this group.”
“We have to dismiss this group,” she added.
According to Bradley, after her video was word-of-mouth and played nearly 250,000 times, admins scrambled to find her secret profile, locked the group, and started deleting posts. bottom.
She added that many members began to leave the group, dropping from 500 to about 100, for fear of losing their jobs and revealing their identities.
Facebook said Independent Bradley’s outing group has been removed from the platform. Since then, the admin has created another group and added her secret page, but she said it wasn’t as active as the previous one.
Bradley said he was facing a threat to his work. Recently, she had to move out of her house after people found her address and started teasing her.
“Someone came home, parked on the driveway, and flashed the lights at one or two in the morning. I had to call the police,” Bradley said. “Some people approached the door and knocked several times.”
She insisted they would say: “You are a stupid bitch!” And “You are going to get yours.”
Bradley said he couldn’t be at the forefront during the Black Lives Matter’s massive protests in 2020, but used his platform as a way to get involved. “I always wanted to get involved in the exercise and be part of something,” she said.
“When COVID happened, I wasn’t sure what I was looking for, but this gave me a passion that I found useful,” Bradley added.
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