Amber Lynn Gilles the surface burned when a Starbucks waitress refused to serve him on Monday in San Diego, California.
Gilles did not wear a face mask, although San Diego County has required it from customers in various stores since early May.
Gilles decided to do, as many disappointed customers do today. He picked up the phone and complained about it on social media.
– Here’s a Starbucks flight that refused to serve me because I don’t wear a mask. Next time, I’m waiting for the police and that medical waiver, Gilles wrote on Facebook.
The “lenen” mentioned by Gilles is the waitress Lenin Gutierrez. Gilles probably didn’t expect the post to garner more than 100,000 comments, most of which defend Gutierrez.
Even so, Gilles could hardly guess that, thanks to him, Gutierrez is now a wealthy young man. Matt Gowan – who knows neither of the two – founded a number of financial website, which raises “drinking money” for Gutierrez.
By Saturday night, the money had already accumulated more than $ 70,000, or more than 62,000 euros.
“We raise money for Lenin after he glorified his side when he met Karen in nature,” Gowan wrote.
Karen is a slang term that refers to white self-esteemed women.
Gutierrez posted a video on Facebook in which he told of his own version of events.
Gutierrez said he asked Gilles if he had a mask.
– He replied, “No, I don’t need it.” I tried to show him a paper telling us that we demanded the use of a mask. Before I had time to do anything, he rejected me and said he didn’t need it and started cursing wildly, Gutierrez said.
Gutierrez said he dreams of a career as a dancer and dance teacher.
– With this money, I can make my dreams come true, Gutierrez said.
– Thank you very much!
Gilles broadcast to a local television station video, in which he said he had received “thousands of death threats”. He did not mention any medical reason for avoiding the use of the mask, but said he was an opponent of the vaccinations.
“It all starts with coffee, but it ends with digital certificates and forced vaccinations,” Gilles reasoned.