Gabrielle Canales is experiencing what it is truly like to be hated by the world
15 Noviembre 2017 15:44
The teenage girl who was filmed stealing cash out of her Uber driver’s tip jar is facing a monumental backlash on social media and in the media.
18-year-old Gabrielle Canales, from Long Island, New York, was caught on camera reaching into the jar and taking a wad of cash. She was identified by Daily Mail and a number of other publications, with the former publishing photos and Instagram stories where she is seen mocking the outrage.
Canales told BuzzFeed News she immediately regretted her actions and she paid him back in tips that day, even supplying screenshots of what she alleges to be the tip she gave the driver. ‘I understand I'm completely wrong and I’m not denying it,’ she said.
‘The lesson was learned that same day. That’s why the gentlemen was paid back,’ she said, showing the receipt for $5 (that was the total she claimed she took from the jar). ‘It was me being childish,’ she said of the theft. ‘To the Uber driver, my sincere apologies.’
time to state REAL FACTS.— G A B R I E L L E (@almightygaby) November 10, 2017
- i was using uber before/since tuesday before i went “viral”
- daily mail never spoke to me or had any proof but the video of me back in august, which i apologized for already
-uber was paid back in august. pic.twitter.com/mwtWxLkxmg
Uber suspended Canales' account after the video went viral, saying, ‘What’s been shown has no place on our app and the rider’s access to the app has been removed.’
It’s safe to say, her apologies and excuses for her behaviour have fallen flat with most people, and social media users continue to drag her relentlessly:
I’m honestly really embarrassed for you. You legit said you weren’t sorry. What the fuck is wrong with you. Makes you seem so trashy & gross.— Marco Martínez (@marcobmartinez) November 14, 2017
You say u paid him back the $5 ... Well it looked like more than $5 that you stole...AND you didn't top him....wow— Lisa S✨ (@ldstarr18) November 14, 2017
Helloooo you stole!!!! You’re just another privileged girl trying to be edgy & controversial. News flash, only lames move like that ☺️— Roh dawg (@Realizerohan) November 15, 2017
Yo... how low in your life you gotta be to steal 5 bucks from an uber drivers tip jar? Also, those apologies are fake af lol— Valeria (@VeeBeePii) November 14, 2017