‘Karen’ Lisa Alexander apologizes: ‘I should have minded my own business’


On Sunday, I wrote about “Karens Gone Wild,” how there has been a recent epidemic of white women behaving like absolute racist trainwrecks. One of the stories/videos getting a lot of attention was the one starring Lisa Alexander, the founder of LAFACE, a somewhat popular vegan skincare line. Lisa Alexander decided to act as a roaming police officer and speak down to a Filipino man named Jaime Juanillo, who was writing “Black Lives Matter” in chalk outside of his home. The video, again, is disgusting.

There are still so many people arguing that he should have said “this is my home.” But A) people of color do not “owe” white people answers, especially when white people need to mind their f–king business, and B) she lied so easily about “knowing” the person who lived in that home, it would not have mattered if he had said anything. Anyway, after tweeting and deleting several versions of “apologies,” Lisa Alexander finally issued one which she didn’t have to delete right away:

“I want to apologize directly to Mr. Juanillo,” Alexander told CBS San Francisco. “There are not enough words to describe how truly sorry I am for being disrespectful to him last Tuesday when I made the decision to question him about what he was doing in front of his home. I should have minded my own business. The last 48 hours has taught me that my actions were those of someone who is not aware of the damage caused by being ignorant and naive to racial inequalities.”

“When I watch the video I am shocked and sad that I behaved the way I did. It was disrespectful to Mr. Juanillo and I am deeply sorry for that. I did not realize at the time that my actions were racist and have learned a painful lesson. I am taking a hard look at the meaning behind white privilege and am committed to growing from this experience.”

Alexander also agreed to sit down with Juanillo so she could “apologize in person and share a dialogue where I can continue to learn and grow and be a better person.”

[From People]

Juanillo has been interviewed a few times and he says he was open to speaking to Lisa Alexander too, and that his neighbors (his real neighbors) have left flowers for him and notes of support, and some even added to his chalk BLM art on his retaining wall. He told one outlet: “For me this experience has left me feeling vindicated and validated. I imagine that she regrets those couple of minutes. Do I believe that her life should be destroyed over this? No. I just hope that she realizes that what she did was racist and she can improve from this incident.” Yeah. Now, do *I* believe her life should be ‘ruined’? Absolutely. 100%. People looked through her Twitter before she deleted everything and apparently the woman is a raging Trump supporter. So yeah, racist B who will never change.

One more thing – that was Lisa Alexander’s husband standing a few yards away in the video, acting as if he might “catch” the non-whiteness. He was sh-tcanned from his job at Raymond James. LMAO.

Photos courtesy of video.

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  1. Darla says:

    Yes, you should have. And also you should have thought twice about those eyebrows before leaving the house. I mean, how did that happen? Was this a lockdown tragedy or did she actually go to a professional and pick those out of an eyebrow look book? “There! Yes, the demon ones, that’s what I want. In case I open my big mouth and get myself on a viral video that’s what I’m gonna want to look like”.

    • Calibration says:

      Brow lift gone wrong?

      Meanwhile on twitter she and the husband still being defended. Sigh.

      I went and read Obama tweets to feel better

    • Lizzieb says:

      @darla. 😂

    • STRIPE says:

      The eyebrows are a symptom of bad/too much Botox :/

      • Crumpets and Crotchshots says:

        Definitely discount botox– they call it the Spock Eyes Syndrome.

      • Jenn says:

        Crumpets – I’ve had it happen to me, and I was *miserable*. I should’ve gone to a cosmetic dermatologist, but I went to a medspa. …In San Francisco! Oh no!! We probably go to the same place!!!!! Noooooooo…!

        Anyway, I’m pretty sure she asks for a Botox brow lift, on top of the fact that she has to pencil her “tails” in. A very strange effect.

      • Crumpets and Crotchshots says:

        It happened to me too once. It really is about skill. If they inject the wrong muscles, this is what happens, and those McBotox places that are all over the place just do the same thing on everyone cookie cutter style.

        Lesson learned: With some things, you really do get what you pay for.

        The penciled in tails are super-weird. I am a firm believer that while it is fine to shape and fill in your brows a bit, the best look is to respect their natural core shape. The eyebrow is not supposed to look like a perfectly shaped tadpole.

    • Mira says:

      I totally agree. Demonic eyebrows aren’t a good look.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      she should have apologized to him right after it happened…Mr. Juanillo said that they walked by on their way back, going in the other direction, and that he was at his window and knocked on the window to get their attention. FROM INSIDE HIS HOME.

      they apparently looked, saw him inside the house they insisted was not his, looked “mortified” (his words), and RAN off. THAT’S when she should have apologized, but no…Demon Karen got OWNED. she stupidly waited until it all blew up and she lost business and her hubs got canned. THEN, miraculously, she was sorry. she can go scratch.

      • Charlie says:

        “I’m sorry” in a public forum, for the interest of others and in the interest of self promotion is not an apology. Playground 101.

    • Jake says:


    • Jake says:

      Oh Darla, this comment made me belly laugh. Needed it! 🙏

    • GM says:

      I think it is botox brow.

    • Liz says:

      😂😂😂😂😂💀💀ohhh. Y God I literally just stopped breathing for 5 f*ukig secs!!

  2. Alexandria says:

    You should also read more, listen more and educate yourself more but I’m sure it’s hard for you while crying victim.

  3. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    God, these people and their apologies online. Pick your shitty self up and GO APOLOGIZE to the person you insulted. You don’t owe me an apology you crazy coward.

    • Snappyfish says:

      I still believe this is the “I’m sorry I got caught” apology. She lied & said she knew who lived there. Seriously what kind of person does that? She is a POS & if her face is any indication of the quality of her skincare line, I’ll pass

      • josephine says:

        This is definitely a non-apology. The line “I should have minded my own business” bothers me a ton. What she should not have done is (1) be a racist; (2) lie; (3) assumed she had any sort of knowledge; (4) assumed she had the right to police the neighborhood even if her knowledge was perfect; (5) spoken in such a horribly disrepectful way to another human being, etc…

        Her apology is woefully inadequate and is all about her. She doesn’t get it at all.

        On a petty note, it seems like these people really wear their inner sickness on their faces – I swear all of these people lately look blantantly evil. The politicians have looked that way to me for a while (so many melting faces), but man being a racist really shows in the face, right?

      • minx says:

        Yeah, the owner of the house said he didn’t know them, so she was lying.

  4. KellyRyan says:

    Jaime’s story is truly touching. He spoke of his Filipino heritage and how his family suffered when they migrated to San Francisco. He owns the property where he stenciled in chalk, black lives matter. Lisa called the police. The police drove by waved, they know him, and as Jaime said, Lisa needs to back up her apology with action. Bravo!

  5. Chica1971 says:

    Notice she did not get the apology right until After the hubby was fired.

    • Roo says:

      The only thing they are truly sorry about is facing the harsh consequences of their actions. 🙄

    • C-Shell says:

      Yes, and LAFACE tanked within hours of Mr. Juanillo’s tweet w/ video. So, she and her wimpy husband are looking down a long, dark tunnel at the moment.

    • Cosmo says:

      These Karens only give a fake apology when they get caught. She didn’t see anything wrong with her behavior until she saw the video? That means her true personality is entitled white privileged. When are people going to learn? These two are only sorry for that not what they did to that man.

  6. Aurora says:

    That photo of her needs a trigger warning. She looks demonic.

  7. Jerusha says:

    She didn’t realize she was being racist?? Hint: you don’t have to wear a white hood. Second hint: there’s a concept called MYOB.

  8. Mellie says:

    I guess I don’t see why she had a problem with him writing this period, whether or not he lived there (well, other than she’s a g-d racist). It’s in CHALK. In our town, we had a peaceful protest/march for BLM, except a few dumbasses went crazy and said that a war memorial was “defaced” and ruined…turns out people wrote on it in CHALK. Last I knew, chalk was easily removed by, uh, water.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Her problem was that she didn’t think a man of color could own that gorgeous, expensive house in that neighborhood

      • alexc says:

        Not to nitpick but he doesn’t own the house. He said he’s rented it for 18 years. It’s owned by a doctor who used to run the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic.

      • SomeChick says:

        The owner has stated for the record that he does not know her. So, yes, she was in fact lying through her teeth.

    • Jake says:

      Disregard the specifics and it was all about her seizing on an opportunity to talk down to a person of color to remind them of their “lower ranking.” What she did wasn’t just accusatory, it was also predatory. She’s disgusting. Eff her.

      • Mellie says:

        True, I agree…it’s disgusting. She’s disgusting. I was just musing about the chalk. In our town people made this big damn deal, they wanted to blame something, anything on the BLM protest because there was literally nothing. Chalk was all they had.

  9. Jay says:

    Petty, but isn’t “LA face” an insult?

    • Bettyrose says:

      Certainly is in the Bay Area. All along I’ve been reading that as “La Face” not “L.A. Face.” Ugh.

  10. Mel says:

    « I am a racist ». There. That’s your statement Karen. Don’t add useless sentences to try to dilute the message. It’s not a « blindspot » issue, a « microagression ». Just plain racism. You did not think a « non-white » person could live in that neighborhood. One of my biggest problem with these issues of Black or Brown people driving a nice car or living in a nice neighborhood is that people are suspicious. I thought the US was the land of opportunity?! I thought people needed to pull themselves up by their bootstraps?! But when they are successful, it is suspicious. So there is an implicit admission that the system is set up for only white people to succeed or stay on top!

    • whatWHAT? says:

      “I thought the US was the land of opportunity?! I thought people needed to pull themselves up by their bootstraps?! But when they are successful, it is suspicious. So there is an implicit admission that the system is set up for only white people to succeed or stay on top!”


  11. Teresa says:

    She was at a Trump rally so I’m sure she’s only but so sorry. Sorry enough to be seen as a shit head, sorry enough her husband got fired, but not sorry enough to truly change.

    • Turtledove says:

      Exactly Teresa. Also, the tension in their household must be something to see. He lost his job because she couldn’t mind her damn business? (I mean, I have no sympathy for him who stood by and didn’t tell her to shut up, but still, it most be a lot of fun for them to be quarantined together)

  12. Chelle says:

    I’m so happy she is sorry she got caught!

    My thoughts are if this is what she does in public, on camera, what does she do/say in private.

  13. Lightpurple says:

    Jaimie Juanillo owns a gorgeous house

  14. tempest prognosticator says:

    I’m glad video dude was fired.

  15. Ruby_Woo says:

    “…not aware of the damage caused by being ignorant and naive to racial inequalities.”

    “Not aware” no, you’re fully aware since you went out of way to harass a stranger.

  16. Becks1 says:

    She flat out lied and said she knew the person who lived there. How were her actions anything but racist? She did not think that a Filipino man could live in that neighborhood.

  17. Sierra says:

    Can I just say it’s glorious seeing these racists lose their power.

    The fury non whites have is forceful and will bring a change around this time. Modern technology is ensuring we can name & shame these racists. They are also losing their jobs and reputation so it’s even better.

  18. Sarah says:

    It costs literally nothing to mind your own business, but appointing yourself to the Karen Neighbourhood Watch costs BIPOC folks their LIVES.

    These incidents have consequences because they are filmed. Make sure you are speaking up and stepping in IRL too. These are our friends and family.

  19. Bindu Chandrabose says:

    He did not them anything, least of all an explanation that he lives in the house, which I believe he has rented for 18 years. If they were really his neighbors, or knew the owner, they would know that. I am a WOC, if they had done that to me I would have done the exact same thing that Mr. Jaunillo did.

    When my sister was in the process of buying her house in an expensive San Diego neighborhood the old white guy who lives next door came by during the house inspection and actually asked how she could afford it!! My brother in law (who is white) talked her down from waging war, but relations were pretty frosty for a long time. I’m sure they thought he was the main wage earner and were surprised to find out that the small brown woman was an anesthesiologist.

    • Roo says:

      “I put cranky old guys to sleep. If they are really irritating, I take my time waking them up…”. 😆

  20. Jerusha says:

    It’s actually a good thing all these people are outing themselves. It lets us know where they stand and we can take a stand. Three weeks ago I found out where two of the people I’ve done business with for years stand. There’s a fruit and veggie market in my town that is the best-the only place you can find more exotic offerings and with great prices. After George Floyd’s murder the owner posted on FB a meme of protesters being run down by a truck. After the ensuing firestorm he claimed it was a joke and agreed to meet with concerned community leaders(one of his branches is in a predominantly Black area of town). He didn’t show, but sent his parents instead. Guess he’s not called Li’l Brian for nothing.
    The other incident involved the place I’ve gone to for iphone issues for years. The owner posted racist comments after Floyd’s murder and the ensuing outrage led me to look at his IG where I found out he’s a raging right wing nutjob. The kind that believes Hillary ran a child sex ring in a pizza parlor, who believes Bill Gates is developing a poison vaccine to reduce the world’s population. I found out that when one Black man visited the store, he was handed a banana!! If you care to look, check out IG, thebrokeniphone.
    Needless to say, I’ve got to find new places to take my business.

  21. MellyMel says:

    Jaime is better or nicer than me, cause I don’t have the time nor the patience to be educating a grown ass woman on her racism. Especially when she’s only apologizing cause her husband was fired and she’s losing business.

  22. savu says:

    Every time I see anything about this woman, in the freeze frames SHE LOOKS LIKE A WITCH. I know that’s mean but I don’t care. 🤷‍♀️

  23. TeamMeg says:

    As an aside: The chalk BLM lettering was really neat and pretty, too—I would be proud to have that in my neighborhood. Curb appeal!

  24. Lindy says:

    I love how she acts shocked at the video and how she appears in the video, as if she didn’t know exactly what she was doing and how racist she is. But seeing herself on video was a shock to her? Yeah, not buying it. What shocked her was losing her business, her partner getting canned, and actual consequences.

    Nasty piece of work.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      maybe she was shocked that her face looked like something out of the end scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

  25. Mamasan says:

    That photo terrifies me in the depths of my soul.

  26. Anilehcim says:

    I can’t wrap my head around all these entitled, bat shit crazy racist white women who are suddenly vigilantes. I just read yesterday about a white lady who refused to let a Black woman and her daughter leave a store parking lot because she saw the Black woman’s child climb on a shelf to reach something. Is the planet off its axis? Wtf is going on?

    • Linda says:

      It’s always been going on. The media are looking for stories because this is the big thing right now. I think anyone that has been discriminated against in the past needs to tell their story while this is still a hot headline. Something will replace it soon (like a resurgence of Covid 19) so get it out there now while reporters are looking for it. Just because you don’t read about it anymore won’t mean racism went away.

    • WilliamJoelene says:

      I put it to you they are not ‘suddenly’ vigilantes, this shit happens all the time to certain people, by certain people, and there is now the technology and platform to expose it.

      Arseholes gonna arse. Please people keep shining sunlight on them. The dignity of people like Mr JJ in the face of this is incredible.

  27. Heyho Palomino says:

    That photo is flashing me back to a nineties Aphex Twin video.

  28. Hope says:

    She never addresses the fact that she lied – by saying “I know who lives here” when clearly she doesn’t. It’s not even a matter of minding your own business, she flat out lied to the man to try and prove he was doing something wrong. I want her to address that because then maybe she will have to admit that she’s racist instead of non-apologizing because she got caught.

  29. Ann says:

    We are not going to erase racism overnight, but I am glad, really glad, that white people who do not act this way are waking up to that SO MANY OTHERS DO. We’re waking up. I am guilty of something that woke me up 30 years ago. I was 25ish and walking in downtown DC on my lunch hour. A young black man crossed paths with me on the sidewalk and said, “Excuse me, do you have . . .” and I assumed he was going to ask for money . . . and I interrupted and said, “Sorry, I don’t” at the same time he said “the time?” I realized my split second profiling immediately and said, “Oh, I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry, it’s (the time.)” And I meant it, I was so embarrassed. I learned something that day. He smiled and said thank you and kept on walking.

  30. Eugh says:

    Just want to point out, the “meet for coffee” trap is insidious. It is not his responsibility to teach or educate her on anything! She’s also a full on MAGA-er so this is all crocodile tears.

    • Valerie says:

      right?! That jumped out at me too. It’s all about optics, too. She wants everyone to know that she can sit down with a Black man and ‘respect their differences.’

  31. schmootc says:

    MYOB is definitely highly underrated as a general concept. I almost never want to be bothered by other people, so the least I can do is return the favor.

  32. Cee says:

    She’s only sorry because her actions are hurting her bottom line. Nice to see her husband is paying, too.

  33. Annaloo. says:

    Please stop posting her pictures. I feel my soul being swallowed… She’s so gross

  34. Ariel says:

    A horror movie make up department couldn’t do a better job with making someone’s face look evil.

  35. JC says:

    She’s the type of person I go out of my way to avoid on a daily basis.

  36. Tinkerblonde says:

    Not everybody should do that Bella Hadid shaved eyebrow ends look. She looks like a horror movie.

  37. Awkward symphony says:

    The stuff of nightmares😱someone already turned her into a cartoon character

  38. paddingtonjr says:

    And I wonder how apologetic she or her husband would have been had he not lost his job and she hadn’t gotten negative publicity? I’m sure she does regret those few minutes of ranting because they may not be able to afford a house of their own any longer. I agree with other posters: I don’t need her apology, but it would be nice if she met with Mr. Juanillo and apologized to him.

    I do have to ask again: exactly what was she trying to accomplish with her little tirade? He was the homeowner and, even if he wasn’t, she didn’t know who owned the house (despite her insistence to the contrary) so she had no idea what his relationship to the homeowner was. Did she think he would say “oh yes ma’am, you’re right, I shouldn’t be doing this. Thank you strange white lady for showing me the error of my ways.”?

  39. Baltimom says:

    I thought that was Caitlin Jenner at first.

  40. Spike says:

    Her comments about not realizing that her actions were racist and needing to really think about her privilege is code for – I’ve done this before but have never been exposed.

    I hope her company goes under. She deserves it.