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It’s Been 14 Years Since La Caída De Edgar. WTH Is He Up To Now?

Fourteen years ago, Edgar Martínez was pushed off a log by his primo, Fernando. The incident was filmed and posted on YouTube, amassing nearly 70 million views. So, what has he been up to lately? Let’s catch up.

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A year after the big caída, Edgar starred in a spoof commercial for Gamesa Emperador cookies.

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Revenge is revenge.

He went on to do several interviews, including going on Televisa’s “Otro Rollo.”

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Seriously, how many times can the hosts repeat Edgar’s famous last words?

At first, kids at school bullied Edgar, but when the clip went viral, él se volvió súper famoso.

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People would approach him on the streets, ask him for photos and autographs. But all the attention bummed him out in the end. ?

Still, he looks at the whole thing as a great learning experience.

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“I think sometimes things happen that suddenly change your life, but it all depends on one just taking things in the best way, and always with a smile,” he said.

Now 25 years old, Edgar is a communications student and has big dreams of becoming a TV presenter.

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Edgar won us over with his “yaaaaa güeeeeyyyy,” and he’s still got it going on!

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Edgar’s story has taught us a lot: If you’re the victim of bullying, just make sure you have a bomb catch phrase.

READ: The Latino Behind One of the Earliest Viral Clips on the Internet

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‘Ken’ and ‘Karen’ Strike Again: White Couple Blocks Latino Man From His Own Apartment Building

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‘Ken’ and ‘Karen’ Strike Again: White Couple Blocks Latino Man From His Own Apartment Building

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Another day and another white person – or in this case, a white couple – have terrorized a person of color and gone viral in the process. Many are calling this white couple ‘Ken’ and ‘Karen’ after video shows them blocking a Latino man from entering his own apartment complex.

Michael Barajas, the Mexican-American man who the couple targeted, filmed the incident just as the couple became violent and threatened him with further violence.

The encounter is just the latest after a barrage of similar instances of racial profiling that have continued over the backdrop of anti-racism protests. 

A now viral video shows a white couple blocking a Mexican-American man from entering his own apartment complex.

Michael Barajas was pulling into his apartment complex’s garage in San Francisco, when he became the latest victim of a ‘Karen’ and ‘Ken.’ He had just returned home from grocery shopping and used his key fob to open the building’s garage door when suddenly a white SUV pulled in ahead of him and refused to move forward.

The couple in the white SUV claimed Barajas was trespassing, called him a criminal and threatened to call the police.

“That’s fine. Call the cops. Why are you even calling the cops about, Karen?” the video shows Barajas responding.

In an Instagram post, Barajas said the white man “thought I was trying to tailgate them to break in and rob them.” One of Barajas’ neighbors, who is also white, was outside smoking and intervened in the situation. The driver then got out of a white SUV with Florida plates, beat the neighbor up, “and threatened to shoot us if we didn’t leave,” said Barajas.

Barajas says he started filming the incident once the couple got aggressive and threatening.

Barajas, 28, told NBC’s Bay Area affiliate KNTV that the situation kept escalating and turned dramatic when the white man in the car got aggressive, which prompted him to start recording.

“Given the current political climate, and certainly I’m Mexican American, and that rhetoric of us being criminals, it just hit hard, it hit close to home,” Barajas told KNTV.

After several minutes, a bystander who also lives in the apartment complex, intervened. “Dude, pull into your space or go!” the bystander said.

The man, who has since been identified as William Beasley, then exits the SUV from the passenger side, confronts the person who hit his car and reportedly assaults him by knocking him to the ground, according to ABC7 News

According to Barajas, the woman in the SUV then got out to try and coax Beasley back into the car. She also allegedly tried to pay Barajas and the neighbor (who had been assaulted) to not call the cops or file charges.

Since the video’s release, the white man – William Beasley – has been fired from his tech job.

Barajas shared the video of the incident to his Instagram, where it has been seen more than 150,000 times.

Since the video was uploaded, APEX Systems, where Beasley was an employee, has fired him after conducting an internal review of the incident. In a brief statement, they said they would not “tolerate violent or racist behavior of any kind.”

And the apartment complex where the encounter took place, SOMA Residences, said in a statement that they’re ‘actively working to resolve’ the incident and do not condone ‘violent acts, aggression toward any residents, discrimination and harassment.’

Barajas said he’s satisfied with the outcome and feels inspired to keep speaking out on behalf of minorities.

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From his apartment complex to the bystander who intervened on his behalf, Barajas said he’s grateful for the response he’s received and for how far he’s been able to come in life.

“I’ve always been from a really poor, poor immigrant family, so I think what happened just struck very hard for me. I felt, for me, that I do not belong here,” he said in a now-deleted Instagram post.

In the same post, he questions what would have happened had this happened to an undocumented person and didn’t know how to handle the situation? It’s a very good point that will cause many people to pause and re-examine how they react to situations like this one.

Racist ‘Karen’ Strikes Again: Smashes In Her Neighbor’s Car And Tells Them To ‘Go Back To Mexico’

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Racist ‘Karen’ Strikes Again: Smashes In Her Neighbor’s Car And Tells Them To ‘Go Back To Mexico’

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Another day, another racist Karen. You think they’d be camera shy after all of these racist incidents caught on mobile phone cameras that keep going viral, but it seems that many just can’t help themselves.

Now, a racist white woman in LA is going viral after using two hammers to bash in her neighbor’s car and yelling racial insults at them. The woman looks like she did some serious damage to the vehicle – but the viral video also shows a separate neighbor enter the standoff to deal with this new Karen on her own.

Note: the video contains graphic language and images of violence.

Disturbing video shows white woman smashing up her neighbor’s car with two hammers, before yelling at them to ‘go back to Mexico.’

In the video, the woman has a hammer in each hand and she bangs dents into her neighbor’s car. She then starts walking toward her neighbor with the hammers in her hands. As her neighbor backs away, she says “Get the (expletive) out of this neighborhood you (expletive.)”

The woman tells her neighbor to go ahead and call the police – which she does. As the neighbor is calling police, the woman can be seen using the hammers to attack and knock over her neighbor’s recycling bin.

The woman was arrested but then released from jail the next day due to COVID-19 rules requiring low or no bail and quick release for minor offenses.

The guy who posted the videos — Edy Perez — told TMZ that he and his roommates moved into the house next door to this woman early last year … and says she’s been hurling racial epithets at them since day one. He says they never retaliated, just ignored her.

Since the video was posted Saturday, it has been viewed more than 8 million times.

At some point after the original video ended, the racist white woman also got into a scuffle with an unidentified neighbor. The woman – who is Black – tried to get a hold of racist Karen and disarm her while also scolding her for damaging the neighbor’s car and for her racist language.

The woman calls her ‘Becky’ and orders her to turn off her hose pipe, which has water trickling out. She then condemns her for smashing up their neighbour’s car, adding: ‘You racist b***h. I’m sick of you b***hes.’

The man who owns the damaged car said his insurance didn’t cover vandalism. He set up a GoFundMe page to help with repair costs and has already received thousands of dollars in contributions.