Barista 'abused' by customer refusing to wear mask gets $75000 in donations

Barista 'abused' by customer refusing to wear mask gets $75000 in donations

Barista 'abused' by customer refusing to wear mask gets $75000 in donations

Gilles didn't respond to an interview request before publication. This incited a flame war, with Facebook user Veila Acosta retorting, "I'd rather be "dumb" with my mask on than smart with 'Rona" - a comment that received more than 600 reactions.

She included a photograph of the barista, who was later identified as Lenin Gutierrez. "I started reading the comments and just laughed at the mimics people made about this 'meeting in nature'".

As of the time of this article's writing, the post has over 48,000 shares and 104,000 likes. "Raising money for Lenin for his honorable effort standing his ground when faced with a Karen in the wild", Matt Cowan, who created the page wrote.

"It just goes to show you there are a lot of good people out there and that outweighs the bad", Cowan said. He said he had been trying to explain the store's mask policy and offer a way to still serve the customer just as she started cursing and calling other customers "sheep" before leaving.

And while the initial goal of the page was to raise about $1,000, thousands have donated close to $90,000 for Lenin for standing up to do the right thing.

"I thought it was heartwarming to see Matt created a GoFundMe for me, even though we didn't know each other", Gutierrez said.

"I was embarrassed and honored to have so much support and love when it was $ 1,000".

"With this donation I can make these dreams a reality". He said the donations will enable him to pursue a dream of dancing and teaching dance to children.

This was exactly what happened in a Starbucks store in San Diego recently.

Barista 'abused' by customer refusing to wear mask gets $75000 in donations

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reported a 5,972-day increase in coronavirus cases, with 60 deaths from Friday to Saturday, according to an update released Saturday morning.

A latest research unveiled in early June uncovered that coronavirus spreads generally by using airborne transmission, and wearing a mask is the most productive way to halt particular person-to human being distribute. The state's outbreak is now second only to New York's.

President Donald Trump he recently told the Wall Street Journal that the masks are "a double-edged sword" and suggested that the masks should be worn as a political statement, rather than as a health precaution, to show disapproval.

"Masks are stupid and so are the people wearing them", said Gilles in a comment to her original post.

Under California Governor Gavin Newsom's mandate regarding mask, people may be exempt for wearing masks but must definitely provide a medical reason.

More than 2,000 people have shelled out more than $US22,000 for a Starbucks employee who on Monday refused to serve a woman who wasn't wearing a face mask at the San Diego location where he works.

According to Starbucks, many sites - depending on local orders - allow customers who are not wearing masks to order a vehicle or use a mobile order and pay to pick up their order through the front door. They can also buy delivery. 'We respectfully request customers follow social distancing and safety protocols recommended by public health officials, including wearing a facial covering when visiting our stores.

Andrea Kane, Allen Kim, Artemis Moshtaghian, Jamie Ehrlich, Alison Main and Rebecca Grandahl of CNN contributed to this exhibition.

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