Users of the notoriously troll-saturated website 4chan recently released fake Starbucks ads to promote “Starbucks Dreamer Day” on August 11. A totally fabricated event, Starbucks Dreamer Day offers undocumented immigrants 40 percent off “any item on the Starbucks menu” and promotes other offers like “a free frappacino” [sic] or “a free Grande cold beverage.” According to screengrabs of a 4chan forum collected by Buzzfeed, one user wrote, “The plan is to meme into existence a day where Starbucks is supposed to give free coffee to ‘undocumented Americans’ and then alert ICE for the Round up [sic]. Even if it doesn’t work it will still be a good publicity scare.” More simply: 4chan users wanted to use a fake Starbucks offer as a means to identify
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