Karen’s Diner Customer Kicks Off After Staff Make Fun Of His Bald Head

Karen's Diner staff are known for being deliberately rude - but one man felt they'd crossed the line when they joked about his bald head.
Credit: @bechardgrave/TikTok

Karen’s Diner staff are well-known for being deliberately rude and impatient – but one man felt they’d crossed the line when they made a joke about his bald head.

In a TikTok posted by Bec Hadrgrave, the clip – viewed more than 2.5 million times – shows a man angrily confronting a member of staff at the Brisbane chain.

One of the restaurant’s rules is that body shaming, sexist, racist or homophobic jokes are not allowed – hence the man taking offence over the bald joke.

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Narrating the clip, Bec says: “Me and my friends went to Karen’s Diner and safe to say I probably won’t come back.

“I know they get paid to be mean to you but it was a little too hectic. They were making offensive comments about people’s appearances and they told my friend she needed to brush her hair. How mean is that?

“They told my other friend that she’s too old and they threw cups at us.

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“They told my other friend that she’s too old and they threw cups at us.

“They got this group of older ladies to leave, like stand up and leave. They said to leave over the mic and they had an alarm blaring and the ladies actually got up and left, I’m not sure if they paid or not.

“The food was OK but get this, they told this guy he had a receding hairline and this is what he did…”

@bechardgrave The guy at the end was sooo out of line! #karensdiner #restaurantreview #brisbane ♬ Sensual Seduction – Snoop Dogg

This is when the clip cuts to a man shouting at a waiter.

He’s heard screaming: “That’s the one thing your f***ing sign says, no body shaming,” while gesturing towards the sign.

Karen’s Diner house rules state: “Karen’s Diner is a unique, interactive dining experience but in order to maintain a shred of sanity here, we have some rules.
“Breaking these rules will result in your table being asked to pay the bill and leave the venue. You will also be banned from returning to the venue.
“We want both staff and customers to feel as safe as possible in our venues.”
Viewers of the clip took to the comments section and while some claimed it was the man’s own fault for eating there, others disagreed.

One person wrote: “You should all know the risks before entering. If you’re too soft, don’t eat there.”

A second added: “Literally the guy at the end is in the right.”

A third wrote: “Karen’s Diner needs to end, the whole thing is a mess. They break their own rules and boundaries and then act surprised when people are upset.”

“This restaurant is a MESSSS it’s not even about being a Karen it’s literally bullying lol,” wrote a fourth.

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Written by Cal Gaunt

Cal is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in writing trending and entertainment news. He previously worked as a news reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph and earned an NCTJ in Sports Journalism.