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I saw a post about the original Karen from 1957 but Carolyn Bryant Donham might be the original Karen. She falsely accused Emmett Till of offending her in 1955.

I saw a post about the original Karen from 1957 but Carolyn Bryant Donham might be the original Karen. She falsely accused Emmett Till of offending her in 1955.

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jbboney21

That’s not a Karen. That’s way beyond being a Karen.


fieldysnuts94

A demon


littlelostangeles

Even demons aren’t that level of evil.


Piperplays

She also likely accused him for nothing more than being bored and wanting attention from the males who ended up attacking Till. Got away with it too, spent her life free and happy; only admitted to falsifying the allegations of sexual misconduct well into old age. She should die prison but is somehow 87 and free.


CrazyKitty2016

Ew shes still alive?!


rax1051

No, she offered on her death bed that she made it up, this was back in the early to mid 2000s like 2002-2006 I believe.


Dramatic_Coyote9159

She is still alive and they are currently hiding her right now. She never passed but many thought she was.


rax1051

You’re right, I stand corrected, i should have looked it up. Mandela effect in full force there, could have sworn when I heard it she was dead.


Calamariecalender

I hope her grave is desecrated every goddamned day for fucking ever.


kallyssea

It would be fitting considering that the family of Emmit Till had to buy a bullet proof memorial sign because for decades people would shoot holes in all the previous memorials. He was a child who never had the chance to experience life while his accuser was a grown ass woman who knew exactly what she was doing and got to live a happily racist ever after. I'm not religious, but I sincerely hope she burns in hell.


Dramatic_Coyote9159

I honestly don’t disagree with that


unbitious

Go on...


unbitious

I saw your comment in my notifications. I live one county over from there. Damn.


macaronisalad

Every time I see her brought up, the men who kidnapped, tortured, killed and desecrated Till’s body are *barely* mentioned as an afterthought and not enough of the ire is directed toward a literal fucking lynch mob


Piperplays

I think it’s because she instigated the entire event, likely fully understanding her community, anticipating what would happen and how it would play out. Further, she also testified in court to the veracity of her fabrications which led to the acquittal of the attackers by an all-white jury. Of course the attacking mob should be castigated by society as well. Carolyn Bryant Donham was the key instigator, the excuse for social violence, and cultural-community justifier in Emit Till’s death.


Dramatic_Coyote9159

Probably because they’re dead and got kinda what they deserved (they deserved so much more but it was in God’s hands). Shorty after they literally laughed on a magazine interview about how IN DETAIL they did what they did to Emmett Till, both of the men got cancer and it quickly took them out like it was nothing. It literally came out of nowhere and made sure they were dead immediately. I’ll never forget the pressure that came off of my chest when I read they both past from less than pleasant natural deaths and suffered prolonged pain.


CyberMindGrrl

I hope it was cancer of the rectum.


Dramatic_Coyote9159

This made me laugh


CyberMindGrrl

It's a really shitty way to go.


GKarl

Glorious work there God/Buddha/Satan/the witch on the corner street who read the article.


Dramatic_Coyote9159

I still can’t believe they laughed over the details of what they did to a 14 year old with a magazine interviewer. The fact you can still Google and find it today. I read it like a couple of years ago and found the article so hopefully you can still find it. The magazine was discontinued or something I believe but yeahhh. I’m not googling it for my sanity because I swore I would never see any pictures of his face voluntarily again.


Hollywoodsmokehogan

I think it goes with out saying that if she’s a demon then obviously the fucking lunch mob are terrible fucks too but apparently not to you? So let’s just be clear for u/macaronisalad the lynch mob and the lady are demons and shit stains on society happy?


writenicely

I think what they mean- and I understand this, because I've seen the same- I've seen reposts of this information on Reddit before, and while I'm glad that they gave a name and gave to the person who started this shit, no one has yet properly started to hold the people who MURDERED Emmett Till accountable. You know- the people who really went through with lynching a child? Who all probably went on to spawn their own families and further continue a line of awful, awful people who probably to this day may be full on racists who have not nearly enough concern for something their literal recent ancestors did? All I'm saying is that reparations are in order, names be given out, education to occur. And it skeeves me out that all people can talk about is assaulting her and yet not say anything about the white men who ultimately, as well, got away with it but who especially did it as part of a patriarchal white male dominated society. You wouldn't have had that response without the context of the time being that white women were property. You think they considered themselves social justice warriors or some shit, killing what they thought to be a literal rapist? NO. These were white crusty ass old white southern males who treated women like property, black people as lesser-thans who couldn't even use the same facilities. What they did is even more horrible because I don't think you could predict even a territorial animal to act the same way these so called human beings had chosen to react to a child whistling at her. ACCOUNTABILITY!


amberhoneybee

Yep, seen her picture and name multiple times, but do I know the names and faces of the men who tortured and murdered the child she accused? No, which seems a bit strange to me. Surely they are just as/more accountable and their faces and names should also be shared along with hers...


Advanced_Lobster1533

Not the full telling, but a short and informative read from a credible writer with insight: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/27/us/emmett-till-lynching-carolyn-bryant-donham.html


YourCaptainSteven

Article is behind a paywall for me. Anyone know a way of reading this article without creating an account?


alwaysintheway

No. She was likely considered an upstanding christian woman.


clarkcox3

And? She was still as close to an actual demon as can exist.


AnubisPink

Most upstanding Christian women are close to being demons as any human can be


pimpin-inmyconvos

um wtf?


abdul_bashaar_ali

Most of the people in the south, back right before the Civil Rights movement, were seriously fucked in the head. The people responsible for Emmett Till’s death were found innocent by an all white jury, and right afterwards defendants admitted to kidnapping and murder, which most of the people were fine with


pimpin-inmyconvos

i’m not sure why you’re explaining that to me, but thank you?


ChaoticGoodPanda

You’re right, that’s a KKKaren


FakeBeigeNails

Seriously. She’s the devil. Lying so a young boy could be tortured and lynched. Karen???? Like fr fuck off, this is on another planet.


Hampsterhumper

It's a CAROLYN!


McCheesing

It’s a Carolyn


sourpatchsnitch

This woman admitted that she lied about Emmet Till sexually harassing her or whistling at her so extensively, that she can’t even remember what really happened. In 2007, a grand jury chose not to indict her for her role in Till’s murder. She’s in her mid to late 80’s now. I wonder if we’ll even know when she dies. [Here’s ](https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2017/01/27/us/emmett-till-lynching-carolyn-bryant-donham.amp.html) a good article on her.


SoleIbis

They should’ve indicted her. Made her pay a fine at least, community service, SOMETHING.


OKara061

Hey its america. Stop thinking rationally, especially when there is a black guy involved.


SoleIbis

Shit you right


accountno543210

This


stymy

I’m usually against doxxing but I hope this bitch gets found. I don’t care is she’s 88, she should be slapped in the fucking face and assaulted.


SoleIbis

Especially with what happened to him because of her!


CherryHaterade

Kick her right in the pussy!


ofBlufftonTown

Cunt punt.


doodlerscafe

Should be protestors 24/7 marching in front of her house till the day she dies


digiskunk

> community service, SOMETHING. Make her work the fields


Extreme-Muffin-Eater

I hope she dies alone, slowly, and painfully, and that her body is not found until it becomes a gooey malodorous mass that seeps through the floor and makes the whole house reek of death and decomposition, so it can finally reflect how putrid of a human she was.


ADeadlyFerret

Nah man. Some poor bastard would have to clean that shit up. Hopefully she gets lost in the landfill or something. That way she is already with the rest of the trash.


Extreme-Muffin-Eater

I like this option too. As for the cleaning, I would honestly just torch the place and build a park instead. With a statue of Emmett and the story behind it as a final “fuck you” to this bitch.


Agreeable_Prior

Now we’re talkin baby!


xkcd_puppy

But before that, can somebody fly down there and kick her in the pussy?


rttr123

> “The circumstances under which she told the story were coercive,” Dr. Tyson said. “She’s horrified by it. There’s clearly a great burden of guilt and sorrow. What kind of bullshit is that?


30SecondsToFail

I wish she was imprisoned and had to spend the last few years of her life regretting it if for nothing else than the fact that she's in prison for it


gentlemanjacklover

The fact that she's still breathing is criminal


JPT_Corona

Ehh sometimes people like her long for death. Honestly she belongs locked up in solitary confinement with pictures of Emmett Till posted everywhere for the rest of her life.


Dramatic_Coyote9159

Please put up the new HD photos they’ve taken since the 2009 autopsy too. Not just the old fuzzy photos. She deserves the DETAILS to haunt her.


Mods_are_all_Shills

Couldn't find a single thing about that anywhere online


Dramatic_Coyote9159

I’m not gonna Google it because I don’t wanna see his face again but they pulled Emmett Till from his grave twice for autopsies. I read about it in books when I was reading about the investigations and I googled it a while ago where they did say they pulled him up again in the 2000s (I swear it was 2009; it was right before 2010 I believe) and they took HD photos of him and said he was preserved and looked just like he did back in 1959-1960 when it happened and he was buried. You can also search for the HD photos of him on the autopsy table and the photographer got VERY close (made me sick and I vowed to never look up any of the photos up again) so you can see the hole through his head where they shot him through like somewhere around his ear and it went straight through. You can also see his eye sitting out on his face and how the top of his head is caved in completely from them hitting him in his head. It’s awful and I wouldn’t wish anyone would have to see that no matter what.


1SmartyKat

May she roast in hell!


killahghost

We can roast her on Reddit! The bitch looks like ET! Ol' animorph face havin' ass. I bet her breath smells like old hot dog water!


CrazyKitty2016

Her eyebrows are so far apart you could land a plane on her forehead


cattea74

Let's try. In the name of science. Anybody know a pilot?


pimpin-inmyconvos

i went on a date with one once, i could try and get ahold of him if y’all would like


GBster

My brother is a pilot :o


killahghost

Ol' Sid the Sloth face havin' ass!


SoleIbis

Not just old hot dog water, *moldy* hot dog water


Gaddykat

Hell wants nothing to do with a shitstain like her, they have higher standards.


OxycleanSnorter404

lol there is no punishment harsh enough for people like her


imnotthattall

The real devils rejects


engineerdrummer

She's still alive


ronm4c

Rest in piss


David_bowman_starman

Weird that people like her and Sirhan Sirhan are still alive


Smol_Gayx

She's still alive?!


worksheetpaper

Shitloads of people who are super racist and protested against desegregation are still alive. Scary to think about.


sirs_little_foxxy

Yeah she in her 80s now


Smol_Gayx

Wow


Arcosim

There are Nazis who had a role in the concentration camps who are still alive today, [really old but still alive](https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/ex-nazi-camp-guard-93-gets-two-year-suspended-sentence.806925). We may like to believe these are events of the past, but these events are still within living memory! If so many cops act like murderous racist pigs today in America, imagine how they acted against minorities a few decades ago when cameras weren't everywhere and the internet didn't exist.


Smol_Gayx

Wow. I never thought of it like that. I just figured since the murder of Emmett Till was so long ago, that everyone involved was dead.


nutttmeg

She’s a horrible trash person. Did she ever acknowledge what she put into motion?


ScorpionTheInsect

According to [this](https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/01/how-author-timothy-tyson-found-the-woman-at-the-center-of-the-emmett-till-case), she admitted that she felt “tender sorrow” in a rare interview. She also said she liked the advances in racial equality, and that the old white supremacist system was wrong. Too little, too late imo, but it’s something. It’s a lot better than her ex-husband, the guy who did the killing, who admitted no guilt and wanted to just “let it die”. For what it’s worth, everyone involved had their lives go downhill. Their businesses were shunned by black people (ironically their main customer base), so they had to move. The two killers both died of cancer, and I hope they went out in the longest, most painful way possible.


nickname13

her evil put the civil rights movement into motion. i hope all her racist friends and acquaintances find an opportunity to thank her personally for that.


Professor_Zeitgeist

And she's still alive too.


greenpleaz

And has recanted her story in recent years too


gizzle2019

The annoying thing is she’s hiding and refuses to take pictures. Like a coward


1SmartyKat

She is a coward and an awful lying racist!


greenpleaz

Yup will probably be a piece of shit right up to the end.


littlelostangeles

I’ve noticed evil people often outlive those around them.


1SmartyKat

Of course they do it’s sheer fear of what’s awaiting them after death. Good people can go peacefully.


StayawayfromTPT

The devil doesn’t want people who may try and take over, so he keeps them here longer


FictionalDudeWanted

The devil is not interested in killing evil ppl. He already has them. Which is why evil ppl prosper and good ppl suffer. Evil ppl live longer and good ppl die young or die horribly. The devil came to destroy good, not evil.


koolaid_chemist

The devil is a human construct


0AlabamaHotpocket0

It's usually a painfully lonely existence.


lancea_longini

That’s why “boomer” is sort of an epithet now. Many of the good ones died (Abby Hoffman in the 1980s as an example)


2Cosmic_2Charlie

Donham was born in 1934 Huffman was born in 1936. Neither was a boomer. ​ Christ, if you're going to come after the boomers how about your figure out who they actually are.


lancea_longini

You missed the whole point of what Abbie represented to the baby boomers. It’s a gray line and he is certainly part of the 60s experience that made the baby boomers. Use some perspective instead of some artificial delineation. Do you remember when Abbie died? All the write ups were about that generation. Not about people born in 1930whatever.


jgb75

The good die young


FabulousTrade

And living in Raleigh, NC


btoxic

Posting about her on reddit might kill her.... it happened a couple of times now. Harper Lee is the one I remember.


fishers86

What did Harper Lee do?


Jmcplaw

die


throwawaysparkle12

Original Cunt


BigSmile666

This is the face of evil.


Rust_Keat

Someone needs to break out a ruler on that eye gap


reformistweeaboo

Why do the most racist people look like HP Lovecraft's fishpeople. Like damn sis was your mom a Deep One or are you just inbred.


jonpenn

She is a fucking bitch.


ToyVaren

My theory is the first karen was the chick in the bible who demanded john the baptists' head because he refused to bone her.


juandelpueblo939

If you go back further, you can find Jezabel. That’s the fucker who convince king Acab to kill a man, because he refused to sell his grape orchard to the King. She also killed everyone she didn’t like. She ended up dying by being ravaged by a pack of wild dogs while alive.


shakha

I mean, if we're getting biblical, the first Karen was the guy who tossed a couple of people out of his garden and cursed them with sin for eating a piece of fruit that gave them knowledge, who went on to kill literally everyone several times for dumb reasons.


Temporary_Bumblebee

You’re… not wrong


Fugahzee

Anyone else see that TikTok of a nurse talking about her elderly patient was a seeing a "little black boy" in her room in the hospital-- he was haunting her (or it was her guilt manifesting). She admitted to accusing him of "touching" her in the 1930s (Louisiana), his house was burned down, he was castrated and lynched. The woman was lying, she did it because she envied the boy's sister's dresses.


CocoNefertitty

What thinking about this TikTok. I hope Emmett Till haunts this vile woman in her last days.


2020s_Haunted

Apparently complementing a black girl's dress was too hard for that bitch. Or even just asking where she got them and simply buying it was too embarrassing! She honestly deserves to be haunted by that poor kid's spirit.


m_nieto

Fuck that bitch and every bitch like her.


Tanzanite_Schierl

Truly a monster, just like the deplorables who tortured and murdered Till.


iksworbeZ

[phyllis schlafy](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phyllis_Schlafly) has entered teh chat....


MildlyShadyPassenger

"The US military shouldn't be policeman of the world.... unless communism!"


newgrl

Good god, she founded [The Eagle Forum](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_Forum). That is one nasty group of Karens.


honeygin

Holy shit, that’s Karen as fuck


iksworbeZ

there is a really great podcase called behind the bastards and they did an episode on her: [https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-behind-the-bastards-29236323/episode/part-one-phyllis-schlafly-the-mother-70553705/](https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-behind-the-bastards-29236323/episode/part-one-phyllis-schlafly-the-mother-70553705/) ​ they called her the mother of all culture wares...


SunneDai

I learned about her from the pbs special on the women’s rights movement in the 70s. Great watch, and fuck that cunt. Edit: documentary is Makers: women who make America


honeygin

I love that podcast! I just started listening to it last week. I’ll queue it up.


Hahafunnys3xnumber

They were still investigating it fairly recently but decided not to charge her, probably because she’s old. She purposefully got a CHILD slaughtered and suffered 0 consequences.


HolyShitWereAlive

That’s not a Karen, that’s a Kraken.


SoleIbis

The best comment


laurasdiary

She’s a despicable, evil person. I hope she suffers in whatever comes after this life.


Blindinward

It’s always bothered me that in the early 2000’s when I was going to school we had a Mississippi studies class and this story was only given a footnote. Hell I don’t live far from where it all happened, but didn’t really find out anymore until I did my own digging in college. Her last name now has become a slur (as it should be) and from what I remember a lot of her extended family changed their names for protection. Retribution will come their way.


Penismightiest

There's a really good piece written in The Atlantic about Till. The author interviewed Till's cousin who was with him that day and they go to the barn where he was tortured and killed. [Article](https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/09/barn-emmett-till-murder/619493/)


Killingmesmalls_2020

Heartbreaking. Thanks for the share.


bluepisces1980

The young man was 14!!!! C’mon.. she’s evil.


clarkcox3

Not “young man”, “child”. She had a child murdered because she wanted some dick.


FaceFuckYouDuck

She had him murdered because she was, and is, a racist.


clarkcox3

… also because she wanted attention from the men in the neighborhood (she ended up marrying one of the murderers).


FaceFuckYouDuck

She was married to Roy Bryant from 1951-1979. They were married when he and JW Milam killed Emmitt Till in 1955.


clarkcox3

I stand corrected


freddiemercuryeet

Unfortunately white people have been falsely accusing black people of stuff like that long before 1955… the 1921 Tulsa race massacre was started because a white woman complained about sharing an elevator with a black man.


HandsomeSpider

Holy shit. THIS is that fucking Karen!!?? Thank you for giving us a face to despise. Fuck you, you ugly-ass racist bitch. A smart incredible boy died for your lies. Died horribly from torture and disgusting mutilations. You deserve prison. Fuck this boss level Karen.


StevenEveral

What still trips me out about Emmett Till is that if he wasn't killed, he would be 80 now. The vile racism that killed Emmett Till is not as far in the past as we think it is. In many places, it's still fucking alive.


dartmaster666

No, the woman that said a black teen had tried to rape a white woman because she heard a scream and it led to the Tulsa Race Massacre was way before this.


Ostive

I'm not an expert, but I'm pretty sure if we want to find the mother of all Karens, we have to go back way further than 1955. Still, Honorable mention.


hessian_for_hire

s-tier Karen for sure


clangan524

Racist. She's a racist, first and foremost. A liar, second. Not every Karen is a racist, but every racist is a Karen.


EL_Geiger

What a horrible human.


hifumiyo1

Still alive too, reportedly


Jexp_t

She looks every bit as vile as her 21st Century counterparts.


AhhGramoofabits

You can tell by looking at her there is absolutely nothing going on in her head …. Except maybe hate


effoffredditmods

Bearing false witness. Where have i heard this before? She's looking up from Hell going, "What???".


honeygin

Unfortunately she’s not six feet under just yet


HipsForDaysSF

87, still alive, had a full and happy life, no consequences


Hyperion1144

White women have quietly benefited from racism for centuries. https://medium.com/@dtwps/unique-ways-white-women-enact-racism-57af128a03f7


RoyallyOakie

This is beyond Karen and bordering on murderess...


CurseofLono88

She wasn’t the original Karen but she is one of the all time worst. Definitely deserves a place of dishonor in the Karen Hall of Fame


StayawayfromTPT

Is she rotting in hell yet?


Frankie-bag-a-donuts

She looks like a pelican lol


bondfool

What about the Temperance Movement? They wanted to speak to alcohol's manager.


Mad_Aeric

At least that was a reaction to a real problem, an epidemic of alcoholism and domestic abuse. It was a stupid solution that didn't work, and that should have been expected.


LittleHaitian

I hope she steps in melted ice puddles for the rest of her life and her walker is slightly uneven. And I’m not talking noticeably uneven. I mean you can’t tell if you’re just shifting your weight or it’s just uneven.


Ag3ntM1ck

Wow. Malice just radiates from her eyes.


AyeYoDisRon

They called them Miss Ann’s in those days, I think.


Silver_drop_demon

Fuck that raggedy bitch


2020s_Haunted

Ugly ass racist bitch.


DeadHeadSteve

Stupid cunt


Dbwasson

Back in the segregation days


ishoodbdoinglaundry

Her eyes just look evil


Mr_sprinkler72

Disgusting woman. When they tortured Emmett they gouged his eyes out while he was alive. She’s burning in hell right now.


Mad_Aeric

I wish. The vile bitch still walks the earth.


Mr_sprinkler72

OMG I thought she died! Thanks bro.


mediocrekids

Just to put this in perspective. Her actions got a 14 year old black child brutally murdered for something he never did, with the knowledge that her position in society would do so and kept that to herself for decades. Could you be more of a redditor, calling this woman a Karen? Like can we not? I think her actions are deserving of a bit more than to be labelled with a ridiculous internet meme name. It's so silly and disrespectful. Shove your upvotes up your arse.


Grognak42

She didn't falsely accuse but she still took it in the worst way possible and made the worst possible decision


Toadie9622

She absolutely falsely accused. She admitted it a few years ago. She knew if she told her husband, he’d kill Emmett Till.


Sahri1988

It’s amazing that someone so beautiful outside can be vile and disgusting on the inside. She is evil incarnate.


littlelostangeles

Beautiful?! She looks like a snake with curls.


Sahri1988

Bahahahaha I suppose you’re right. I did say she’s evil incarnate, there’s a special place in hell for her. I hope she gets flayed over and over again for all eternity.


flymyuglies

She stole her broccoli casserole recipe 8 years prior...and claimed it was hers *she claimed it was hers*


Smartercow

What?


flymyuglies

Haha, by the downvotes, I guess no one caught my reference, too obscure sorry guys, no disrespect. Lubalin (Internet drama part 2) it’s on yt you can look it up. I didn’t expect downvotes. I thought someone would put Careful who your friends are Or something to that effect. Ha. Enjoy it it’s a great track imho


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FaceFuckYouDuck

This wasn’t done for male attention; she was, and is, racist. Don’t make her out as a self-imposed damsel in distress.


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throwawayacc_europe

She was the best argument against the #BelieveAllWoman movement a couple of years ago.


ezio8133

At least she admitted it


Gulopithecus

The Ur-Karen


tactlesshag

Yeah she the OG. Stuck with her lie til she was on her deathbed too, if I remember correctly. Edit: Just saw that she's still alive, so I might be thinking of a different racist bitch.


NothingAndNow111

However her life ended, I hope it hurt. A lot, and took ages.


Mad_Aeric

Sadly, she's still drawing wind. Something about being that evil tends to keep people going.


Tupatshakur

Karen Zero has been found. Well done.


Piani3t

Wasn’t she told to say what she said in order to “justify” the kids brutal murder and then recanted???


DatSkellington

The Ur-Karen…


Independent_Ad_7204

If there's a Hell, I hope this bitch is tortured the same way she got Emmett Till tortured for all of eternity.


Waffles-Murder

hope this bitch burns in hell


Baron_Ichijo

Even Hell wouldn't want someone that disgusting. That, or they will build a special Hell just for her. Although, I don't know a torture appropriate enough for her. Perhaps to experience what Emmett did for eternity would be a start.


Stereomceez2212

I have a sneaking hunch that "Karens" were around as far back as the Neolithic age.


CupcakeNamedAyu

She does have the face of a Karen ngl


shrekerecker97

i wish she at least saw some jailtime. so disheartening to know that bitch killed someone with a fucking lie