Fact Check: Mail-Stealing 'Karen' Video Is NOT Real -- It's Joke Made By TikTok Account

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  • by: Alexis Tereszcuk
Fact Check: Mail-Stealing 'Karen' Video Is NOT Real -- It's Joke Made By TikTok Account Really Friends

Does a video show a "Karen"-like woman stealing mail? No, that's not true: The video is a skit made by the person behind a well-known TikTok account.

The claim appeared as an Instagram video (archived here) on July 1, 2021.

It opened:

this lady keeps stealing my mail

Social media users saw this:

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(Source: Instagram screenshot taken on Fri Jul 2 07:41:55 2021 UTC)

The original video was posted on the TikTok account @Graysworld on June 30, 2021.


she legit sprayed me with apple cider vinegar @wax_on_wax_off

♬ original sound - Gray

It tagged the account @wax_on_wax_off, which appears to be from the woman in the video.

The Graysworld account belongs to Gray Fagan, who turned his TikTok fame in film school into an internship with HBO Max at Warner Media, according to his LinkedIn account and an article on his school website. He has 2.9 million followers on TikTok.

Fagan and his friend Linda previously made a video captioned, "This Uber Eats punk destroyed my pizza" where they are both seen on camera.


he made a mess on my porch 😤 @ballz_to_the_mollz

♬ original sound - Gray

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  Alexis Tereszcuk

Alexis Tereszcuk is a writer and fact checker at Lead Stories and an award-winning journalist who spent over a decade breaking hard news and celebrity scoop with RadarOnline and Us Weekly.

As the Entertainment Editor, she investigated Hollywood stories and conducted interviews with A-list celebrities and reality stars.  

Alexis’ crime reporting earned her spots as a contributor on the Nancy Grace show, CNN, Fox News and Entertainment Tonight, among others.

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