Gutierrez published a video on Facebook thanking everybody who contributed and explained the event that happened.
” This is my side of the story and my opinions, nothing on behalf of Starbucks,” he prefaced the video.
Advocates raised over $60,000 for a Starbucks barista in San Diego who stood up to a female attempting to flout a mask mandate and then threatening to call the police due to the fact that he wouldnt serve her.
Gilles received backlash from her post and rather, advocates produced a GoFundMe, raising $ 63,714 since Saturday in suggestions for the barista, who is likewise a dancer who desires teach kids.
Social media has actually called the female, Amber Lynn Gilles, a “Karen” after she posted on a picture of the barista, Lenin Gutierrez, on Facebook with the caption “Meet lenen from Starbucks who refused to serve me cause Im not wearing a mask. Next time I will await cops and bring a medical exemption.”
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” Karen” is a deprecating term used to label a requiring white woman who shows a sense of overbearing privilege in various social fights.
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San Diego county requires everyone to wear face coverings in public, consisting of when picking up food at restaurants or shopping at a store, to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Gutierrez says the money that was raised on his behalf will go a long way towards assisting him pursue his enthusiasm.
” I asked her, “do you have a face mask?” and she told me no, I dont require one,” he stated in the video.
Gutierrez said he was operating at the front register when Gilles walked into the shop without a mask on.
Gutierrez stated that prior to he was able to describe to her Starbucks policy that all customers wear a mask in the store, he stated she “turns me off and she starts cursing up a storm.”
He includes that Gilles left the store but then came back in, asked for his name and took a picture of him, and threatened to call the businesss business workplace to grumble.
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