It was quite understandable – ‘no politics at the Thanksgiving Dinner table’. So when Rebecca Malstorm wore a Black Lives Matter T-Shirt to her family’s Thanksgiving dinner, her family asked her to change into something else. She did… She changed into another Black Lives Matter T-Shirt.
“We had a strict ‘no politics’ rule, so when one family member asked me to change, I followed the command and changed… into another BLM shirt,” the 19-year-old University of Maryland student told Mashable. She posted photographs of the two shirts on Twitter and the internet loved it.
After changing into her second Black Lives Matter shirt and returning to the dinner table, Malstrom said the reaction from her family members “wasn’t as exciting as it could’ve been.”
She decided to cover the shirt with a sweater to avoid conflict, but the following night at “friendsgiving” with some of her additional family members in attendance, Malstrom proudly wore the same shirt without the words covered. “That’s when I told everyone that my tweet had blown up. Their reactions were priceless!” she said.
“I love my entire family to Pluto and back, but we don’t see eye to eye on politics. However, they have all shown their support and are so proud of me for standing for what I believe in,” Malstrom told Mashable. “Even though not all of my family agrees with my political views, everyone was ecstatic to see how much of an impact I had on the internet.”
When you’re told to change ur shirt before Thanksgiving Dinner so you happily oblige 🙂 pic.twitter.com/T8pabtK7D8
— jingle becca🎄 (@rebamals) November 24, 2016