Lenin stands up to Karen
(OP’s Note: Lenin is a popular first name for some Latin American children with left-wing parents. I have also seen “Darwin Lenin” and “Lenin Darwin.”)
On Facebook, she denounced a Starbucks worker who asked her to wear a mask. It backfired: He received over $28,000 in tips.
By Sydney Page
June 26 at 6:00 AM ET
|by Anonymous||reply 39||07/01/2020|
Amber Lynn Gilles walked into a Starbucks in San Diego without a mask and was declined service, according to a Facebook post on her page. She took a photograph of the barista who didn’t serve her, posted it and wrote:
“Meet lenen from Starbucks who refused to serve me cause I’m not wearing a mask. Next time I will wait for cops and bring a medical exemption.”
Her post backfired.
It quickly collected more than 100,000 reactions and comments, as well as nearly 50,000 shares. Many Facebook users defended the barista, Lenin Gutierrez, and some called Gilles a “Karen” — a name coined to describe an entitled white woman making inappropriate remarks.
One Facebook user wrote: “There’s no reason to publicly shame a kid who’s trying to work his shift like any other day.” Another said: “I don’t blame the kid behind the counter. They need to follow the rules that they are given.”
Comments continued to pour in, with some people writing that they wanted to give Gutierrez a tip.
That’s when Matt Cowan, a man who doesn’t know Gutierrez but stumbled upon the post, decided to start a virtual tip jar for the barista on GoFundMe.
Cowan called the donation page “Tips for Lenin Standing Up To A San Diego Karen.” In the description, he wrote, “Raising money for Lenin for his honorable effort standing his ground when faced with a Karen in the wild.”
Cowan said he never expected to reach more than $1,000. But in just three days, the total amount is more than $28,000, and it continues to increase by the hour.
“Everybody is rallying around somebody for doing what they’re supposed to do and trying to protect everyone else,” Cowan said in an interview with KGTV. “It just goes to show you there are a lot of good people out there and that outweighs the bad.”
|by Anonymous||reply 1||06/26/2020|
Gutierrez said he’s blown away by the support. In a Facebook video, he thanked everyone who donated, and he also shared his side of the story.
He said that after Gilles walked in the store without a mask, he asked her if she had one and tried to point out the paper citing Starbucks’ regulations. She started “cursing up a storm,” then took a photograph of him and threatened to contact the corporate office, he said.
San Diego County issued a notice as of May 1, requiring residents to wear face coverings in most public settings, including when shopping in a store or picking up food at a restaurant. However, the notice does state that those with a health condition that prevents them from wearing a mask are exempt.
While Gilles implied that she is medically exempt from wearing a mask, she didn’t elaborate as to why. She did not respond to a request for comment from The Post.
In a comment on the initial Facebook post, Gilles wrote: “Masks are stupid and so are the people wearing them.” She has also shared previous posts, expressing her refusal to wear masks, and her belief that those who wear them are “not thinking clearly.”
All donations to the virtual tip jar page are considered “personal gifts” to Gutierrez, according to the fundraiser. It also states that Gutierrez’s manager asked him to decline to comment on the situation going forward. Gutierrez did not reply to a request for comment from The Post.
On Facebook, Gutierrez said he already has big plans for his unexpected tips.
Gutierrez, who is an aspiring dancer, said he plans to use the money to fuel his passion, and to teach others the art of dance.
“With this donation that everyone provided me on GoFundMe, I can make these dreams a reality,” he said. “From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much.”
|by Anonymous||reply 2||06/26/2020|
This isn't working out like she planned. Lol.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||06/26/2020|
He’s cute. I looked at this cunts page and she had white people dreadlocks at doe point. Her photos suck too
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/26/2020|
[quote]white people dreadlocks at doe point
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/26/2020|
Apparently she’s threatened to sue the barista for all of the GFM donations because... “defamation of character”
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/26/2020|
Go back to Lipstick Alley, troll OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/26/2020|
Here the cunt is with her dreadlocks
|by Anonymous||reply 9||06/26/2020|
The "Karen" insult is low brow, racist, and sexist. You're a real winner, r8.
Muriel, this thread and the 900 other Karen threads the OP has started need to be shut down. This person seems to have nothing better to do than post threads bashing women and posting TikTok spam.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||06/26/2020|
The fact that these are troll threads started by a troll, lost on r12.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/26/2020|
DL dykes can dish out but they can't take it. They love to talk about men like we're less fully human than they are, and if we don't endorse their man-hatting obsession it's because we're fragile, but God help them if they see a "Karen" thread here.
This is a gay MALE forum, r11. We have no obligation to take it easy with entitled fish here.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||06/26/2020|
One day at the beach I heard a dad call his kids when it was time to leave. “Lennon! Marley! Dylan!” I assumed it was Lennon & not Lenin because the other 2 were musician names too, but who knows? Maybe they were named after Jacob Marley, Dylan Thomas & Vladimir Lenin.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||06/26/2020|
[quote] This is a gay MALE forum,
Cite your source, please. I don’t see anywhere in Datalounge’s settings where it says it’s a gay MALE forum.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||06/26/2020|
This is not a gay male forum, and no one under 600 years old calls women fish anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||06/26/2020|
Datalounge was created by three gay men. Its audience is overwhelmingly gay men. And it displays adverts exclusively for gay male websites (see that REAL JOCK ad right under my post?).
It is clear that DL founders don't see their websites as a general "LGBT" space, or even an LG one. They're gay men who created this place so that gay men, above all, could come post here.
While the adjective "gay" is sometimes used for both gay men and lesbians, but sometimes it is not. For example, when one talks about "gay porn", everyone will immediately understand that what is meant is porn exclusively featuring sex between men, not lesbian porn. That is because "gay" has two senses, one for all homosexuals and another only for male homosexuals. Datalounge is a gay forum in the second sense.
In the 70s, lesbians whined and whined so that people could call them "lesbian" rather than "gay women", because they hated being conflated with us. So they got their dear word.
But sometimes, they do like r16/r17; they play dumb and obfuscate the meaning of "gay", in order to claim that things and spaces that gay men created for themselves, which they covet, also belong to them.
As such, lesbians are allowed to have their own things; they just need to place a "lesbian" tag on it. But gay men are allowed to have nothing for themselves, because, supposedly, there's no single word to denote gay men only. That is the half-witted logic of fish like r16 and r17.
If they can't allow gay men owning our own spaces with mere argument, we'll have to show them our guns. Or our butts.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||06/26/2020|
r18 those ads are pinpointed to your tastes and browsing history, so you're obviously some rancid slut who lusts over straight-jock types.
You're also assuming I'm a Lesbian. I'm not. I'm a gay male, and despite your ad hominem attacks and attempts to "Other" me, the "Karen" threads are still idiotic, misogynistic, and pointless. You may as well just reprint the Daily Mail here, since that's clearly where you spend a great deal of your time as they appeal to the lowest common denominator.
Find another site to patronise with your racist "white woman dumb" attacks. Perhaps one more suited to your intelligence level.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||06/26/2020|
[quote]those ads are pinpointed to your tastes and browsing history, so you're obviously some rancid slut who lusts over straight-jock types.
No, I only get those ads on DL. And I've seen other DLers claim they receive them, too. DL sells ad space to websites targeted at gay male audiences, exclusively. DL is not, and has never been, about lesbians, to say nothing of bisexuals and trannys.
Maybe you're not a lesbian; I think you are, though, but regardless of what the truth is -- you sure can be as exhausting as one. Jesus. The world is going down in flames; I can't imagine having so much energy to complain about Karen threads. Though maybe I could imagine, if I were a lesbian.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||06/26/2020|
[quote] The world is going down in flames;
|by Anonymous||reply 21||06/26/2020|
The Go Fund Me is just under $51K.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||06/26/2020|
I worked in customer service so I would like to give a standing ovation to whoever created the Karen meme.
It's about time those rancid cunts got called out on their hideous behavior.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/26/2020|
Starbucks barista gets $60K for "standing his ground when faced with a Karen in the wild."
|by Anonymous||reply 24||06/27/2020|
Now nearly $80K. Did Karen say she will sue Lenin for the money?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||06/29/2020|
He's gonna hit 100k today or tomorrow.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||06/29/2020|
Fuck all the c-nts who try to use public forums to attack decent people like this young man just trying to make it through the day at an underpaid job they are already putting themselves in jeopardy over.
Calling out real injustice is one thing, but using it to target and retaliate against someone who is merely doing their job—and really only pointed out your social irresponsibility and inability to follow rules designed to protect others— makes you a complete scumbag.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||06/29/2020|
The average donation he's receiving is a little over $50 per person. Damn.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||06/29/2020|
Stupid me, I read the wrong number.
The average donation is approx 13.30.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||06/29/2020|
A lot of these idiot conservative anti-mask wearing people are using their medical exemption as an excuse when it’s all complete bullshit. They’ve had plenty of doctors on TV saying that if you can be up walking around there’s no medical exemption you should need for a mask. It’s all cooked up right wing bullshit. These anti-mask squares are fucking crazy and I’m sick of their shit. They need to all get the virus and be denied a hospital bed and medical care for their abject stupidity and irresponsibility to all of us whom they put at risk. These workers in places like Starbucks and restaurants are coming down with the virus at higher rates. Most of us because of fucking irresponsible for sociopaths like this bitch. I thought conservatives felt private businesses had the right to do what they wanted. Remember they’re all for the right to deny baking a cake for a gay wedding and religious exemptions. Suddenly they don’t think private businesses have any rights.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||06/29/2020|
R16: Just ignore that howling dog. It's posting on numerous threads about all women and ESPECIALLY lesbians are anti-gay male and must be purged so that the purity of the DL is forever maintained. Or some stupid shit. DL is being invaded by psychos once again....
|by Anonymous||reply 31||06/29/2020|
These Go Fund Me things truly puzzle me. 100,000 dollars for this and another guy that held up a "buy me beer" sign got like 300,000 in donations I think. You ask people to donate $1 to hungry children in Africa and their wallets snap shut. Crazy
|by Anonymous||reply 33||07/01/2020|
$95K. Stupid American "throw money at it" solution.
see also: Goerge Floyd's family Go FundME ($13M+)
|by Anonymous||reply 34||07/01/2020|
It is weird R33, but I think easily explained that people will support things they can see and understand, and right or wrong, Africa seems like it's a million miles away from most people's lives in the US.
People are just acting like assholes. This ice cream parlor in OH has young college students (or recent HS grads) working there and several dumb Deplorables have come in to harass them. A big political conversation at a fucking ice cream stand? STFU, wear your mask and get your damn ice cream and get out!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||07/01/2020|
Good for this kid. This is a nice little college fund. If this woman does try to sue, she will lose and prove she is a psychotic cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||07/01/2020|
Karen is licking her lips: the more the merrier and the more for me, me, me.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||07/01/2020|
Also, r33, when you donate to those starving children in Africa you don’t really know that they are getting it. That money could filter through many hands before a few pennies are left for those kids.
When it comes to cases like this barista, you can be far more confident as to who your money is going to.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||07/01/2020|