It’s “Mariah Karen.”
A California woman has raised eyebrows for presenting her views against COVID-19 safety measures, despite the swift spread of Omicron, in a viral song set to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas” earlier this month.
The woman attended a San Diego County Board of Supervisors meeting on Dec. 7 where she put on the bizarre performance during the “COVID-19 response update” portion of the assembly.
In a now-viral video of the area resident’s performance at the county meeting, she puts on a Santa hat and introduces herself only as “Bridget — let’s end this emergency” before playing an instrumental version of Carey’s Christmas hit on her phone to accompany her singing.
“I don’t want a lot for Christmas, just body autonomy,” she sings in her bizarre take on the holiday pop classic.
“I don’t care about the variants, because of natural immunity,” she goes on. “I just want my freedom now, the Constitution will show us how. Make my dreams come true, end the state of emergency and acknowledge early treatment too.”
According to minutes from the meeting, which included a list of speakers, her name is Bridget Dolkas, who is described as “a passionate and vibrant member of the Southern California musical community,” according to the Pacific Symphony, where she is a Principal First Violinist. According to the symphony’s website, audience members are required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 and wear masks.
In her song, she proceeds to list a variety of disputed treatment methods for the coronavirus, including horse deworming drug ivermectin — which has been found to cause fatal kidney failure in certain individuals and is not recommended by the FDA for the treatment of COVID — as well as hydroxychloroquine, which studies have found does not stop the spread of COVID, despite former President Trump touting it.
“Ivermectin not just horse paste and hydroxychloroquine, vitamin C and vitamin D, then the zinc in quercetin,” the woman vocalizes, holding her hat in place with one hand and her phone with the other.
“I won’t wear a useless mask, I don’t need to stay at home, and my kids should go to school, we don’t need to be alone,” she croons, finishing with her adaption of the chorus and a non-sung, “Let’s have a happy holiday everybody.”
A recording of the meeting is currently available on the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors’ YouTube channel, with edits of it widely available on a multitude of meme accounts.
In one such edit, commenters poked fun at Bridget, calling her a Karen — or as one commenter @_itsmido_ succinctly put it, “Mariah Karen.”
“I’m mad at you for making me listen to that,” added another.