Maryland teen Rebecca Malstrom sure knows how to make a statement at the dinner table.
Why? Because she found the perfect way to outsmart her relatives… by changing into a differentBlack 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.
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.”
“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.”
Since posting the photographs on Twitter, Malstrom has received some serious praise, along with various invites to Thanksgiving dinners and barbecues with “seasoned” food.
— Bruce Draper (@SithLordMakasu) November 25, 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) November 24, 2016
You want to come eat at my grandma house? https://t.co/WNHFSusQ9Y
— ️ (@sameolmickey) November 24, 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_) November 24, 2016
You are officially invited to all my cookouts no invitation required jus pull up https://t.co/1pbsaVhlOF
— Nigel (@trueson23) November 25, 2016
That tweet has gotten me so many invites to cookouts and Thanksgivings w/ seasoned food but honestly some toothpaste is too spicy for me 🙁
— jingle becca🎄 (@rebamals) November 24, 2016