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Donations Pour In For Barista Who Stood Up To A ‘Karen’

A Starbucks barista in San Diego who stood up to a woman he refused to serve without a mask has been showered with $21,000 in donations. A GoFundMe page for the Starbucks employee, Lenin Gutierrez, has attracted nearly 2,000 donors. “Raising money for Lenin for his honorable effort standing his ground when faced with a Karen in the wild,” the fundraiser reads, using internet slang for entitled, typically middle-aged white women. Matt Cowan started the effort after seeing comments in support of Gutierrez after his encounter with Amber Lynn Gilles. She included a photo of Gutierrez in a Facebook post Monday. “Meet lenen from Starbucks who refused to serve me cause I’m not wearing a mask,” Gilles wrote. “Next time I will wait for cops and bring a medical exemption.” Thousands of posts accused her of being a “privileged mess.” Starbucks said only that the company wants “everyone to feel welcome.”

 

Check out the Gofund Me page HERE



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