19-Year-Old Asked to Change ‘Black Lives Matter’ Shirt at Thanksgiving Family Dinner Does What Teens Do Best

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Maryland teen Rebecca Malstrom sure knows how to make a statement at the dinner table.

After her family requested she change out of her Black Lives Matter shirt on Thanksgiving, Malstrom was more than happy to oblige.

Why? Because she found the perfect way to outsmart her relatives… by changing into a different Black Lives Matter shirt.

Malstrom said she originally decided to wear a Black Lives Matter shirt on such a significant day because she feels it’s important to speak up about a topic “that definitely needs more support.” However, because of the political strain from the 2016 election, her family wanted to avoid controversial discussions at dinner.

“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.

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Source: Mashable | Nicole Gallucci