Dear Amber Lynn,
Thank you for teaching me a new word.
OK – for accuracy’s sake, I’ll instead say an old word with a new 2020’s slang meaning:
It all started last Monday, June 22, when you took your whiney, sorry ass into a San Diego Starbucks.
You weren’t wearing a face mask even though four days earlier, Governor Newsom had ordered all Californians to wear face coverings while in public or high-risk settings.
You went to the counter to place your order, and the barista asked if you had a face mask. This is also a Starbucks policy.
According to the barista, you responded that you didn’t need one, flipped him off, “started cursing up a storm,” and called the other patrons “sheep.”
You then, said the barista, left briefly before coming back and asking him his name – which is Lenin Gutierrez – at which point you took his picture and threatened to “call corporate.”
And then you took your whiney, sorry ass home, and posted this on Facebook:
Way to go! Use your Facebook page to social-media shame Gutierrez for doing exactly what his employer told him to do, for your safety and his, and for the safety of the people around you!
Amber Lynn, I’ve been reading lots of stories and I’ve learned a lot about you:
You’re in your mid-30s.
You have three kids.
You’re an anti-vaxxer.
Your Facebook post about Gutierrez received thousands of responses.
Sadly for you, many of them looked like this:
One of your responses to the negative posts was this:
Way to go, Amber Lynn!
So incensed were you by all the negative attention that that same evening, at 9:15pm, you posted this:
See what I mean about “semiliterate”?
One of the people taking note of all this was a guy named Matt Cowan. He wasn’t acquainted with either you or Gutierrez, but…
And Amber Lynn, I know this will hurt your very sensitive sensibilities, so brace yourself…
Cowan came down firmly on Gutierrez’s side.
He thought it would be a good idea to show his support for Gutierrez in some way.
So he started a GoFundMe page to send virtual tips to Gutierrez, with a goal of reaching $1,000.
By Friday morning, June 26, it had raised more than $30,000:
According to the Mercury News article, you said:
“I was denied and discriminated against…Like I said, it starts with coffee, but it ends with mandatory digital certificates and the mark of the beast, all that forced vaccination stuff. You all know what I’m talking about.”
No, Amber Lynn, we all don’t know what you’re talking about.
But I do know this:
Now you were really incensed.
According to NBC 7 San Diego, “Gilles…said she wants some of the [GoFundMe] money and is threatening to sue the page creator for defamation and slander.”
Amber, you’ve got the threat thing nailed. First it was calling corporate, then the cops, and now suing for defamation and slander!
Providing a sweet, sane contrast, Gutierrez’s GoFundMe response was this:
“I just wanted to say thank you for all the love and support and what everyone is doing is an honor to see all this happen, but I just wanted to remind everyone to be kind to one another, and to love each other and always remember to wear a mask.”
Gutierrez also said that he planned to use the money to pursue his dream of teaching dance to young people, in hopes that the art would change their lives the way it changed his.
And Cowan’s comment on the GoFundMe page he started was this:
“Raising money for Lenin for his honorable effort standing his ground when faced with a Karen in the wild.”
There’s that word, “Karen.”
Amber Lynn, he called you a “Karen.”
And so are others:
Perhaps the most painful-to-see use of that word “Karen” is on the GoFundMe page itself:
That total is as of this morning.
Well, Amber Lynn.
Are you a “Karen”?
Let’s compare the “Karen” definition image at the top of this post to the one below which I – being totally objective and fair and all that stuff – put together just for you: