Why Starbucks Baristas Have to Shout #BlackLivesMatter
Courtesy of Starbucks

Starbucks baristas, though notorious for misspelling or mispronouncing names, have been shouting #BlackLivesMatter clear as day to announce ready to-go beverages.

Customers are giving baristas the name #BlackLivesMatter with their orders so that that the slogan has to be shouted in a shop full of people. Mic reports that Lex Cross started the trend and it’s been taking off.

#PressPlay Who else has been saying their name is #BlackLivesMatter at #Starbucks? #Smart via: @schacle

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