Controversy is brewing in Bend, Oregon after a young woman was caught adding what some are calling a “contradictory” bumper sticker to her 1959 Cadillac Sedan de Ville. Taylor Gorgensen, a 23-year-old barista who is known for her eccentric spiky blue hairdo, was seen adding a bumper sticker to her car that read, “Kill the Rich.”
The controversy stemmed from the fact that just to the left of the sticker was another slightly-faded sticker that read “Coexist.” Locals say seeing the two stickers side by side sends mixed messages, and so Gorgensen should at least remove one of them.
The barista acknowledged that she could see how people might take her vehicular fashion statement the wrong way. “Honestly, I forgot to remove the old sticker,” she told local reporters. “I should have either ripped off the ‘coexist’ sticker or placed the ‘kill the rich’ sticker right over it.”
One reporter asked Gorgensen if she would consider just removing the new sticker, so she could put out a more positive message – that rich people and poor people can peacefully coexist.
“Absolutely not,” she responded. “My disdain for the rich overshadows my belief in coexistence. Sorry. That’s not something I can budge on.”