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California woman who refused to wear mask at Starbucks wants cut of money raised for barista: report

2020-07-19

Apparently she wants to continue getting roasted.

A California woman who was called a “San Diego Karen” after she refused to wear a mask at a Starbucks and blew up at the cashier now wants half of the money raised for the barista, KGTV reported.

Amber Gilles posted an image of the barista, Lenin Gutierrez, onto Facebook last month and said he declined to serve her. “Next time I will wait for cops and bring a medical exemption,” she said in a post.

But after an outcry that led to $100,000 pouring into a GoFundMe page set up for Gutierrez, Gilles stuck to her beat.

“It was discrimination, and everybody is OK with it and enabling it,” she said, according to KGTV.

Gilles told the news station she has asthma and gets face acne, and she provided a note from a chiropractor indicating that she has underlying breathing issues.

The chiropractor declined to comment on her situation, according to KGTV. Chiropractors provide alternative care for back and neck pains.

Face coverings are mandatory in crowded California stores. Starbucks also instituted a nationwide mask requirement at its coffee houses this month.

The GoFundMe page inspired by the incident, “Tips for Lenin Standing Up To A San Diego Karen,” raised more than $105,000.