Supporters raise over $60G for Starbucks barista blasted by ‘Karen’ attempting to flout mask mandate – Fox News

Fans raised over $60,000 for a Starbucks barista in San Diego who stood up to a woman attempting to flout a mask mandate and then threatening to call the authorities because he wouldnt serve her.Social media has actually dubbed the female, Amber Lynn Gilles, a “Karen” after she published on an image of the barista, Lenin Gutierrez, on Facebook with the caption “Meet lenen from Starbucks who declined to serve me cause Im not using a mask. Next time I will await police officers and bring a medical exemption.”STARBUCKS POLICY AGAINST BLACK LIVES MATTER APPAREL SPARKS BACKLASH”Karen” is a deprecating term used to identify a demanding white woman who shows a sense of self-important privilege in different societal confrontations.Gilles received reaction from her post and rather, fans developed a GoFundMe, raising $63,714 as of Saturday in ideas for the barista, who is also a dancer who desires teach children.Gutierrez posted a video on Facebook thanking everyone who contributed and explained the incident that happened.”This is my side of the story and my viewpoints, absolutely nothing on behalf of Starbucks,” he prefaced the video.CENTRAL PARK KAREN: AMY COOPER SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED FOR FALSE CLAIM, DE BLASIO SAYSGutierrez stated he was operating at the front register when Gilles strolled into the shop without a mask on.”I asked her, “do you have a face mask?” and she informed me no, I dont require one,” he said in the video.Gutierrez said that before he was able to discuss to her Starbucks policy that all consumers wear a mask in the store, he stated she “flips me off and she begins cursing up a storm.”He adds that Gilles left the store but then came back in, requested his name and took a picture of him, and threatened to call the companys business office to complain.CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APPSan Diego county needs everybody to wear face coverings in public, including when getting food at restaurants or shopping at a store, to prevent the spread of coronavirus.Gutierrez states the money that was raised on his behalf will go a long method towards helping him pursue his passion.