“When ordering at Starbucks, people have changed their name to “Black Lives Matter” so that, when their order is up, the baristas have to yell out their new moniker,” reports Taryn Finley at Huffington Post Black Voices.
Facebook user Lex Cross posted his Starbucks receipt and a screenshot of the app to reflect his new name.
Since he published his post on Thursday, it has been shared over 47,000 times, and is inspiring others to do the same. The idea is for everyone in the Starbucks location to hear the words “black lives matter.”
I think this is awesome and cool. But I cringe at the possibility that white supremacist racist jerks might co-opt the idea, in an attempt to try and bully workers into shouting racist slogans. For now, it's a wonderful little protest hack that honors the humanity of black Americans.
So My Husband and Others been promoting the Starbucks name change to #blacklivesmatter. So since I'm a regular at Starbucks I changed my name and luckily enough the Barista that made my drink was proud to call out #BlackLivesmatter when she saw it was me she smiled and said Kes I Love It. #Starbucks #blacklivesmatter✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿
Currently at Starbucks... 2 black female customers had black lives matter written on their cup..And the barista yelled "Black Live Matter!!"
— Derian Hall (@Its_TeamHeat) July 12, 2016
LMAO I TOLD THEM MY NAME IS BLACK LIVES MATTER AT STARBUCKS & THEY YELLED IT & THIS GUY RAN ACROSS THE STORE & GAVE ME A FAT HUG IM SO HAPPY
— pussymon (@mxdkays) July 12, 2016