A white woman confronted her Black neighbor about a 'Winnie the Pooh' flag on her porch, according to a viral TikTok

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left: a woman leaning out of her front door and the back of the head of another woman; right: a blue flag with the character Tigger from Winnie the Pooh on it and text reading "me wanting to see the flag"
A woman uploaded a video showing someone she called a "neighborhood Karen" confronting her over a flag featuring Tigger from "Winnie the Pooh." @tizzybizzy92/TikTok
  • A woman was recorded disparaging a flag showing the "Winnie the Pooh" character Tigger.

  • Tayler Bishop posted a video of her interaction with the woman, calling her a "Neighborhood Karen."

  • The video went viral on both TikTok and Twitter, inspiring support and commentary.

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A viral TikTok video shows a woman dubbed a "neighborhood Karen" approaching another woman's front door to say she didn't like a flag outside her house with the "Winnie the Pooh" character Tigger.

The video was posted Saturday by the TikTok user Tayler Bishop (@tizzybizzy92), who also goes by the "stage name" Ambrosia. It has amassed 1.1 million likes and over 10.5 million views on TikTok. The video appears to be clipped from a porch security camera.

"I want to talk about this Tigger flag. I don't like it," the woman, whom Bishop calls a "neighborhood Karen" in the caption, said in the video. The woman went on to say the neighborhood had rules but she didn't want to "have to go find out what they are." When Bishop responded that the neighborhood wasn't under a homeowners' association, the woman said "there's rules for the community" and reiterated that she didn't like the flag.

"It makes it look tacky, makes the neighborhood look tacky," the woman said.

"It doesn't, but that's OK," Bishop responded.

In a follow-up video, Bishop showed what she said was the flag the woman was complaining about.

"So this was the offensive flag," she said, showing an image of a teal flag with the character holding a flower. "Yes, it is Tigger from 'Winnie the Pooh.'"

Bishop told Insider via direct message that she hadn't seen or heard from the woman outside what she referred to in a subsequent TikTok video as a "drive by apology." Bishop said in the video that the woman shouted out the window while driving by her house that she was sorry.

On TikTok, people expressed support and confusion over the woman's distaste of the flag.

"Tigger? like Winnie the Pooh Tigger? I'm confused," one comment on Bishop's original video said.

"You handled that so well," another comment on the post said. "She was looking for an argument and you ruined her day by not giving it to her."

The video has gone viral on other social-media platforms as well, inspiring commentary on Twitter.

"Some white people continue to have a strange entitled obsession with rule enforcement and policing other free people, that can be directly traced to their relationship with the police and America's historical legacy of white supremacy," the Emmy-winning comedian Travon Free wrote on Twitter, quote retweeting the original video. "It's a Tigger Flag."

The "Karen" moniker used in the video has been popularized on the internet in recent years as way to critique what many say is a pervasive attitude of white entitlement among many Americans. Despite some dissent over the term, it's been associated with numerous viral videos in recent months.

"We will be putting a Tigger flag on our apartment's front door," the "Billions" showrunner Brian Koppelman wrote in a tweet.

Bishop told Insider she wasn't expecting to go viral.

"The support has been overwhelming and appreciated," she said.

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