'Karen' snatches gym weights that were being used by another woman in ...

A fitness influencer has taken to TikTok after a woman she branded a "Karen" snatched away her dumbbells in the gym.

TikTok user Kylen Suttner (@fitbykylen) was innocently filming her bicep curl workout routine while sitting on the bench. "I am officially over public gyms," she writes in the overlay text, adding the hashtags #gymkaren and #karensoftiktok.

Just as she briefly places the weights down, another gymgoer emerges off-camera and grabs one away.

"Oh, sorry. I was using that," Suttner says in the viral clip that has now reached over 6.5 million views.

"I've been waiting for these for a really long time," the person responds. "You've had them forever."

The TikToker keeps her cool and politely tells the woman that she's nearly done and only has a few more left.

"You've had them long enough," the stranger abruptly responds before a stunned Kylen says, "ok."

she really did that #karen #gymkaren #karensoftiktok #MACChallengeAccepted #GetTheWChallenge


she really did that #karen #gymkaren #karensoftiktok #MACChallengeAccepted #GetTheWChallenge

she really did that #karen #gymkaren #karensoftiktok #MACChallengeAccepted #GetTheWChallenge

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The audacity of the gym thief made fellow TikTokers spiral. Many of which praised Kaylen for remaining calm, "How did you not lose it" one quizzed, while another candidly added: "I don't know if I'm nice enough to be caught in this situation."

"That would've been the day I got arrested," a third joked. Another said they would have caused "the biggest scene."

Some were convinced it had to be a joke – others, however, shared their own gym experiences.

"A guy literally tried taking it out of my hand mid-set. Because he 'couldn't' use the silver ones," recalled one TikToker.

Another added: "I literally had a guy do the same thing with my bench I was using."

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