Thanksgiving involves so much more than being thankful for what you have, it’s a time for reflexion, and Rebecca Malstrom was all about it when she decided to make a statement at the dinner table with her family. She was asked to change her Black Lives Matter shirt, which she did but only to wear another shirt with the same message on it.
This 19-year-old felt the need to wear the shirt on this special day in order to raise her voice on a subject “that definitely needs more support.”
When you’re told to change ur shirt before Thanksgiving Dinner so you happily oblige 🙂 pic.twitter.com/T8pabtK7D8
— jingle becca🎄 (@rebamals) 24 de noviembre de 2016
The reaction of her family members after the change “wasn’t as exciting as it could’ve been.” told Rebecca.
Her family made an agreement on not discussing political or controversial issues after the results of this year’s presidential elections. “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,”.
Omg lol pic.twitter.com/9ae5X0nlkI
— jingle becca🎄 (@rebamals) 27 de noviembre de 2016
On Thanksgiving, she covered the shirt with a sweater to avoid conflict.
But the next day at “Friendsgiving” she wore the shirt again and this time she didn’t cover it up. Although there were some family members on the table, she decided to stick with her statement. “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,”.
@rebamals Autocorrect told me to capitalize all the letters. LEGEND. pic.twitter.com/4YofLSjoA4
— Bruce Draper (@SithLordMakasu) 25 de noviembre de 2016
As usual, Twitter reacted big time to her decision.
The Maryland girl shared the news with her family on “Friendsgiving” she added “That’s when I told everyone that my tweet had blown up. Their reactions were priceless!”.
Becca with the good shade https://t.co/TOgmaGh2Kv
— Jazzy Fizzle (@___JazzyJas) 25 de noviembre de 2016
Another sweet potato pie about to come out the oven in 5 mins. Plates are on the counter https://t.co/2mAR3TSG5E
— Cîroc Gawd (@RompeToto6) 24 de noviembre de 2016
Malstrom got the support from her family and lots of Thanksgiving invitations for dinner.
“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.”
You want to come eat at my grandma house? https://t.co/WNHFSusQ9Y
— ️ (@sameolmickey) 24 de noviembre de 2016
sis, you’re invited to dinner . You don’t need to eat that unseasoned food anyway. Come on. https://t.co/k3zeOLbLKv
— Pesos (@niquepesos_) 24 de noviembre de 2016