9 Creative People Gave Starbucks Baristas A Fake Name For The Most Brilliant Reason

An incredible statement.

It's typical for Starbucks baristas to shout out your name when your order is ready. Some people like to take advantage of this loud-and-proud tradition. A few people like to be funny, and others like to protest, as with last year's Merry Christmas debacle.

Recent events, including the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police, inspired Facebook user Lex Cross to try this maneuver at Starbucks on Friday.

"Changed the name on my Starbucks app to ‪#‎blacklivesmatter so the barista has to shout it to a room full of people when they put my order on the bar," he wrote on Facebook.

Cross' Facebook post received over 48,000 likes as of Tuesday. And it seems his creative protest has galvanized other people to do the same thing at Starbucks. So if you hear your Starbucks barista shout "Black Lives Matter," then you probably know why.

Here are 9 awesome people who are promoting civil rights and equality with this simple but brilliant trick at Starbucks:

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(H/T: ATTN)