Starbucks Warns Followers About Fake Ad Targeting Undocumented Immigrants
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Reddit and 4Chan are known for being the more chaotic parts of "Ye Olde Internet." While they are usually seeds for incredible creativity and conversation, the "no rules" style of communication can also lead to plans and pranks that some people deem cruel.
Recently, the website's users cooked up a plot to create a fake Starbucks promotion. archive.4plebs.org
It soon became clear in the comments that this wasn't coming from a lighthearted place. archive.4plebs.org
Even the comments against the idea came from a place of hatred.
Eventually, the term "Dreamer Day" was decided on and fake posts and posters were created and shared.
Like this one. Twitter
#BorderFreeCoffee began to trend, with some users making up stories about how they heard about the "promotion." Twitter
Not everyone was fooled. Twitter
The more observant Starbucks fans noticed a problem with the fake promotional posters. Twitter
Unable to tell who is purposefully perpetrating the lie and who was a passive victim just passing along information, Starbucks has gone into damage control mode. Twitter
The entire thing has people up in arms. Twitter
But one person pointed out that the plan isn't exactly well-thought-out. Twitter
You can read more people's thoughts on the entire "prank" by clicking
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