After standing up to a woman named Amber Lynn Gilles who berated him whilst doing his job, Starbucks barista Lenin Gutierrez is going to use the unexpected donation ‘tips’ he received to help others
Lenin Gutierrez was a just man doing his job. This aspiring dancer was working at a Starbucks coffee shop in San Diego, California as a barista simply in order to fund his dream. He was harming no one, but after he politely asked a ‘Karen’ (the new way of describing a “self-righteous white woman”) if she’d mind following the current state rules and wear a face mask, he was met with a tirade of abuse and subjected to an attempted ‘shaming’ on Facebook.
Unluckily for the aggressor, one Amber Lynn Gilles, her stunt backfired. Instead, she is now the one who has found herself subject to ridicule, whilst a fundraiser to ‘tip’ Gutierrez has raised an astonishing £60,000 ($75,000, €66,000 or درهم272,000) on GoFundMe.
In response, humble Gutierrez remarked:
“Everyone, I just want to say thank you for all the love and support and what everyone is doing, it is an honour to see all this happen. But I just want to remind everyone, to be kind to one another and to love each other.”
Speaking to People.com, he continued:
“She started cursing up a storm, she started calling people sheep and she left. And then after a few minutes, she came back and she asked for my name. I said it was Lenin and she took a photo of me and said: ‘I’m calling corporate’ and then she started cursing some more. She was cursing at everyone. And then this time, she left and this time, for good. And I thought that would be the end of it and I didn’t know it was going to come to this.”
“I wanted to become a dancer and help dancers. I wanted to help before the quarantine happened. I was a teacher for kids and I just want to be able to show dance to others and show them how much I love it and how much it affected me. If I can show that to someone else, that would be amazing. I would like it to help change their life, like it changed mine.”
“With this GoFundMe donation that everyone provided me with, I can make these dreams reality. I can fuel my passions even better now. So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for it. It’s just amazing to see that I can actually make these dreams of pursuing more into dance a thing now. Thank you so much for it.”
Meanwhile, Gilles has continued to show herself to be a bigoted berk. On Monday (along with enough grammatical and spelling errors to sink a battleship), this ignoramus predictably took to Facebook to continue her tirade. On her wall, she wrote:
“I am not scarred or bothered by your ignorant fraud ass’s, not so sorry you losers got nothing better to do. thanks for the ratings. [Two fingers emoji] you all act like the terrorist organization you are.”
According to news reports, this “unlikeable” woman has gone further and is now demanding a portion of the money raised for her own rotten self. Lenin Gutierrez is too much of a gentleman to say it himself, but we very much hope Amber Lynn Gilles is royally told to ‘BOG OFF!’
To donate to ‘Tips for Lenin Standing Up To A San Diego Karen,’ click here.