‘I’ll dodge him faster than he dodges questions about hotel quarantine’: Karen from Brighton challenges Daniel Andrews to a FIGHT after he called her out for moaning about lockdown
- Jodi Grollo is embracing her meme queen title as ‘the real Karen from Brighton’
- Ms Grollo went viral for complaining about Melbourne’s second lockdown on TV
- Her Instagram account has been taking shots at Premier Daniel Andrews
- The latest attack came in the form of a fashion showdown on social media
- She shared a photo of the pair wearing the same brand of jackets
Karen from Brighton has challenged Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews to a ‘fight’ after he criticised her breach of lockdown regulations.
Jodi Grollo has embraced her viral nickname after she attracted online fame for a video in which she justified travelling outside her district for her daily walks because she was bored of the streets in her affluent coastal suburb of Brighton.
She is even using an Instagram account to poke fun at herself after becoming a minor celebrity, and to take potshots at the Victorian premier.
Her latest attack came in the form of a fashion showdown on Wednesday when she shared an image of the pair side by side both wearing black jackets designed by high-end outdoor brand ‘The North Face’.
Karen from Brighton has challenged Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews to a ‘fight’ after she was called out for whingeing about lockdown
‘Karen’s next opponent is Lord Daniel of House Andrews in the battle of the Northern Face,’ the post reads.
‘I’ll dodge him faster then he dodges questions about hotel quarantine. I’ll lock him down like Victoria.’
Her use of the terms ‘Kween of the North’ to describe herself, and ‘Lord Daniel of House Andrews’ for the premier were references to the HBO hit television series Game of Thrones.
She said the winner would become the new ambassador for The North Face.
Karen from Brighton or Jodi Grollo (pictured left) appears to have more in common with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (pictured right) than initially thought including a penchant for expensive outdoor wear
She also posted a video to her Instagram story which has since been deleted of her preparing for the original ‘Battle of the Karens’
‘Karen’s record 1-0 Andrews record 0 wins from 15304 cases,’ the post reads, referring to the escalating number of coronavirus cases in the state.
She said her 1-0 record came from a victory over ‘Karen from Bunnings’, who was challenging her for the most high-profile ‘Karen’ to complain about lockdown laws in Victoria.
She posted a video to her Instagram story, which had since been deleted, of her working the heavy bag at a gym before slamming a can of Victoria Bitter and then throwing the empty tin to the ground.
The video shows her taking on a punching bag with boxing glove before slamming a beer and throwing the empty can to the ground
The now-famous Melbourne mum now goes by the Instagram handle ‘therealkarenfrombriiighton’ and since the account was set up a week ago it had quickly accrued 12,900 followers.
Jodi Grollo is the daughter of pokies king Bruce Mathieson, and the husband of Gianni Grollo, whose family controls the prominent Grollo construction empire.
She initially went viral when she said she had trudged through all of the streets of Brighton and therefore was ignoring instructions for people not to travel across town for exercise or any other outing.
‘Well, you get sick of walking the same streets. You know, I’ve done all of Brighton,’ she told Nine News while walking the city’s Tan Track.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews previously slammed Melburnians who complained about the stay-at-home orders amid a second wave of COVID-19 infections.
Her son set up an Instagram account for her to show off her glamorous lifestyle and poke fun at Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews
‘I’ve got a very clear message to every single Victorian, particularly some of those featured on social media: whether you are in Broadmeadows or Brighton, stay at home means stay at home,’ he said last Saturday.
‘And if walking your local streets is boring, well, being bored is much better than being in intensive care. That’s my clear message.’
Ms Grollo said she was not bothered by Mr Andrews’ rebuke, or the hundreds of angry comments online, and hadn’t seen them anyway.
‘I’m not on social media so I didn’t see any [of the backlash]. To be honest, I found it funny – it made my weekend,’ she earlier told The Herald Sun.
Ms Grollo, dubbed ‘Brighton Karen’, went viral after she claimed to have trudged through all the streets of the affluent coastal suburb