CNN’S PIA HONTIVEROS TO LENI ROBREDO: I AM NO KAREN

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In the United States and on social media, the name ‘Karen’ has become quite derogatory. It’s often used as a label for a white woman who uses her privilege to threaten or try to intimidate others.

So you can just imagine CNN Philippines’ Pia Hontiveros’ consternation when Vice President Leni Robredo called her ‘Karen.’

When Robredo addressed her as ‘Karen’ during an interview on the program ‘Newsnight,’ Hontiveros was quick to interrupt the Vice President by saying, “Hindi po ito si Karen.” ( This is not Karen.)

But does Hontiveros’ objection to being called ‘Karen’ go beyond the viral Internet label? Does it have something to do with professional rivalry between her and the real Karen, fellow broadcaster Karen Davila?

Tune in to “Newsnight” where CNN goes above and beyond the headlines.

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