Finance | June 17, 2020 7:00 am

Husband of California “Karen” Loses Job at Wealth Management Firm

Karen has a husband, and sometimes he has to face the consequences of Karen-ing, too

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Spouse of Karen loses job.
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Sometimes Karens (internet slang for entitled, usually middle-aged white women often prone to racist and/or COVID-denying behavior) have husbands, and sometimes those husbands lose their jobs thanks to Karen’s Karen-ing.

Robert Larkin, husband of San Francisco-based “Karen” Lisa Alexander, has reportedly been fired from wealth management company Raymond James after his wife called the cops on a Filipino man for stenciling “BLACK LIVES MATTER” on his own property. Larkin was let go Monday after recording the encounter between his wife and the man, James Juanillo, the New York Post reported.

“Raymond James has zero tolerance for racism and discrimination of any kind. An inclusive workplace is fundamental to our culture, one in which people are free to bring their whole selves to their careers, and we expect our associates to conduct themselves appropriately inside and outside the workplace,” the company wrote in a statement shared on Twitter. “After an investigation into the circumstances of a video alleging racism by one of our associates, we have concluded that the actions of he and his partner were inconsistent with our values, and the associate is no longer employed by Raymond James.”

Meanwhile, the skincare company owned by Larkin’s wife, LaFace Skincare, has reportedly taken down its website.

“I want to apologize directly to Mr. Juanillo. There are not enough words to describe how truly sorry I am for being disrespectful to him last Tuesday when I made the decision to question him about what he was doing in front of his home,” Alexander wrote in a statement. “I should have minded my own business. The last 48 hours has taught me that my actions were those of someone who is not aware of the damage caused by being ignorant and naive to racial inequalities.”

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