Silence of the Karens
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Silence of the Karens

Silence of the Karens

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Published: August 12, 2020 2 0 102
By: Riley Thorpe, Columbia College Chicago
Category: Film & Television
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A young man refuses to wear a mask when out in public during a global pandemic. This is in direct violation of the law and it just makes him look like an idiot. A kind gentleman kidnaps, imprisons and encourages the young man to no longer act so prideful, entitled and dangerously stupid by forcing him to put on a medical mask.


Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic there have been a number of medical advancements created in order to protect people from the virus. However, there have been a great number of people who refuse to take advantage of these protection methods and are therefore perpetuating the spread of coronavirus. This acts as a PSA encouraging anti-maskers to realize that any preconceived notion of why they should not wear a mask, social distance and quarantine are incorrect.


As someone with many family, friends and coworkers at a higher risk for suffering major consequences from the pandemic I urge everyone I know to not only protect themselves but the people around them. This virus will only go away if everyone is on board with taking the necessary safety precautions in order to stop it's spread.


I have a deep fascination with combining horror and comedy because they are polar opposites, but in many ways two sides of the same coin. They both utilize tension in order to create the desired emotion, horror builds it while comedy releases it. I enjoy finding new ways to blend the two genres together to create hilarity while also building horrifying tension.

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