France has a storied history of discrimination against immigrants, particularly immigrants from countries that were once French colonial outposts in the Middle East and Africa. But apparently this sentiment does not extend to immigrants if they happen to be white.
Karen Watson lives in Pays de la Loire, France. It is a small city on the western side of the country. Karen is also an immigrant from the U.K.
However, this didn't stop her from having this to say:
The full text reads:
"I live in France in a rural area that voted for Macron. We had no immigrants here at all - but they are moving in now. We recently had our first rape! At a car boot sale we did, we had a family who were so insistent and intimidating..trying to push us to sell at ridiculous prices!"
People were quick to point out her hypocrisy.
As an English ex-pat, Karen is, in fact, an immigrant. While the original tweet has since been deleted, Twitter users tracked it down and figured out what it was about.
Watson's tweet was in response to a tweet by @caolmid, a Twitter user known for inflammatory Islamophobic rhetoric.
People incisively blasted her.
People tried to explain the scenario via metaphor.
And most were simply flabbergasted.
Hey, Karen? The call is coming from inside the house.