This video is sweeping the web and is the talk of social media today.
In case you don’t know the back story, Karen Klein is a 68-year-old bus monitor who was being verbally harassed by a group of middle schoolers on their way home from Athena Middle School in Greece, New York.
Throughout the ten minute video, you can hear the kids verbally berate the woman, calling her a bitch, fatass, poor, ugly, and various other words of the like. At one point in the video, you can hear one of the kids yell, “You’re so fuckin poor you fat ass,” in which Karen responds, “I try to live by some of these words, I try and it’s really hard,” referring to the words on her purse. Now, I don’t know about you, but that broke my fucking heart. There’s even a point in the video where one of the kids touches Karen’s arm in an attempt to make fun of her. The middle school students teased, taunted and threatened the 68-year-old school bus monitor.
The incident was caught on video, posted on YouTube, and instantly went viral -outraging viewers.
A family friend started a fund to send Klein, who earns $15,506 a year, on vacation. The original goal was to raise $5,000. But as word spread online, the fund exploded. So far, it’s raised more over $ 218,000 and is still growing.
And it’s not too late to help. If you want to contribute to give Klein the vacation of a lifetime, click here.
And this is the video that sparked outrage….
Melissa Myers has worked as an entertainment journalist for ten years,
both in London and New York.
She has done a daily gossip column on British newspaper the Daily Star
where she interviewed everyone from Tom Cruise and George Clooney to
Simon Cowell and Jennifer Lopez. She also worked as the News Director
of In Touch in New York for the past six years, before launching her
own site www.celebzter.com, which aims to provide smart content for smart women.