One man decided to test Starbucks’ commitment to its virtue signaling to demand reparations for racism at his local Starbucks and was immediately given a free drink. He caught the hilarious exchange on camera.
Wokeness comes at a price.
The stunt follows Starbucks’ announcement that it plans to close thousands of stores this week for mandatory “racial tolerance training” following an incident in Philadelphia in which a Starbucks manager had two black men arrested for not buying drinks.
Bryan Sharpe, better known as popular Twitter comedian “Hotep Jesus,” recorded himself walking into a Starbucks where he told a barista, “I heard y’all was racist, so I came to get my free coffee.”
Sharpe’s stunt was intended to highlight the foolishness of “white guilt.”
“I heard ya’ll don’t like black people, so I came to get my Starbucks reparations voucher,” said Sharpe, referring to a fresh 4chan op to get people to print out fake coupons to use in exchange for a free “apology” drink.
The barista, who is white, complied with his request following a brief exclamation of disbelief. “Is that a real thing?” she said. “I mean, I’ll give it to you, I saw that on my Twitter last night and I was like, what the ****!”
“Black privilege gets me free coffee. I love racism. Only in America,” quipped Sharpe in a follow-up tweet.
Sharpe is one of a burgeoning movement of African-Americans who mock leftist identity politics and their hackneyed concept of “social justice” in the United States.
That is the same guy in the video. Thanks for the background. I did not know he was a comedian.
Loved it. The guy looked like he was having a ball.
Good for him. Virtue signaling hypocrites like Starbucks need to be taken advantage of as much as possible.
Thanks for the backstory on this guy. I figured this was the case based on his laughing his ass off during the stunt.