The Brief: TikTokers are sharing videos of their parents as part of the "Y'all Were Raised By Karens? I Was Raised By" trend.

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The “Y’all Were Raised By Karens? I Was Raised By” trend on TikTok sees creators showcasing their parents through a series of videos and photos. These TikToks are meant to be amusing as they reveal parents who possess bright personalities in contrast to the angry demeanor exhibited by Karens.

This trend is performed to Sohodolls’ “Bang Bang Bang Bang.” There are over 72,000 videos using the audio, many of which are part of this trend.

Lyrics:

Manic sister thinks I’m cracking
Brother says it’s in my genes

[Chorus]
Don’t you want to?
Don’t you want to be the one?
Don’t you want to?
Bang bang bang bang bang bang bang

The trend has seen some truly colorful parents. @nyc1997’s video features her mother Jeni, who is a lawyer. Judging by these video clips, she enjoys her life both in and out of the courtroom. The TikTok garnered over 1.6 million likes.

@nyc1997

Ladies and gentleman: Jeni Bonjean, civil rights and defense attorney extraordinaire

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This video from @skylar.dukes features her father, the inventor of Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte. The video amassed over 596,000 likes.

@skylar.dukes

except he says he “helped make it w a team” #psl #pumpkinspicelatte @starbucks #fyp

♬ original sound – Chelsea Annabelle

This trend has also been performed by children of reality TV stars, like Darcey Silva of TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé and Darcey & Stacey.

@anikobollok

appreciation post for the best mom #darceysilva#darceyandstacey#90day #90dayfiancebeforethe90days #90dayfiance#greenscreenvideo #greenscreen#fyp#mom

♬ original sound – Chelsea Annabelle

Other takes:

@happylittlesprout

Do you guys go to burning man with your parents or is it just me?#RaisedBy #TheWildsChallenge #greenscreen

♬ original sound – Chelsea Annabelle

@mmccann20

#greenscreen #RaisedBy it’s his world we’re just living in it

♬ original sound – Chelsea Annabelle