Earlier this week, 4chan trolls begun circulating fake Starbucks coupons online, promising to give African Americans free coffee as reparations for slavery. “We’re sorry. We know we can do better” the label on the coupon says. “Starbucks values all people of color and we are working on employee sensitivity training”
“The best dialogue starts over a cup of coffee and we’ll like to buy you one”:
The coupons are entirely fake and did not originate from Starbucks or any of their employees. 4chan trolls, in a bid to guilt Starbucks into giving away free coffee created the coupons and distributed them online. Starbucks has in the past presented itself as a Socially conscious organization dedicated to fighting racism and “white privilege”, and it was time to put them to the test.
There were therefore two ways this was going to play out: Starbucks would refuse to give away free coffee to black people; making them appear racist, or they would be compelled to give free coffee to black employees, which would basically amount to throwing money away for no reason. Either way, 4chan users get their lulz…
“Black Hotep”, a black conservative comedian decided to test out this theory by visiting a local Starbucks coffee shop, armed with a secret camera and demanding to be paid reparations in the form of coffee, as stated on the coupon. “I heard ya’ll were racist, so I came to get my free coffee. I heard you guys don’t like black people, so I wanted to get my Starbucks reparations”… after some few back and forth with the waitress, she succumbed and gave him free coffee. Hilarious.
Watch the video below: