A man has been slammed online and labelled a “Karen” after threatening to report his neighbour for sunbathing.
He didn’t like that the woman was wearing a bikini and lounging in the communal garden, reports The Sun.
Writing on Reddit, the bloke, 29, asked whether it would make him an “a**hole” if he reported her “antisocial” behaviour.
He wrote: “I own an apartment in a very desirable building with extensive maintained grounds. These grounds are purely ornamental though and never used as a garden. Most residents have balconies however some of the one bed apartments don’t.
“Irregardless, in my two years of living here, I have never seen anyone use the grounds as if it is their personal space (sic).”
He continued: “We have been experiencing a heatwave and for the last four days, I have noticed a woman sunbathing on the grass.
“She brings a blanket and a book and is out there for hours, reading in a bikini top and shorts.”
He added that the woman had recently moved in and sunbathes between 10am and 4pm.
The neighbour continued: “Today, I saw her again and let her know that the gardens weren’t to be used in that way.
“She told me she was a resident (I think she rents as I know most owners in the building) and was under the impression the outdoor space is communal. She mentioned her realtor had told her that and it was a huge reason as to why she moved here.
“I was a little intimidated by her so didn’t argue too long, just reinforced that the grounds weren’t for sunbathing but I later shared a photo of her from my window and shared it with the residents WhatsApp group to remind others to call out this anti social behaviour.”
He added: “Some residents agreed but others said I was being weird.
“Someone added the new tennant to the group and she posted a long message approving if her attire made people uncomfortable but she wasn’t going to stay inside in 30c heat when she has green space right outside.
“I am considering reporting her to the landlord if she continues, am I the a**hole? There are plenty of parks nearby.”
He added that she looked “tacky” and worried that her sunbathing could decrease the building’s value.
Reddit users rightfully defended the woman.
One said: “It’s a garden and it’s communal she can use it as she likes.”
“The only antisocial behaviour here is OP’s,” agreed another, while a third added, “Who made you the garden police?”
And a fourth noted: “You sound like the busybody neighbor that people tend to dislike.
“Reporting her for being antisocial? What? Ridiculous.”
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