In a viral TikTok, a woman orders a Starbucks drink to be “fair skinned like Chris Brown.” The comments section was divided, and most people found the line hilarious.
Byronique (@the1stbarbie) posted the clip of her order at a Starbucks drive-thru on June 4 with the caption, “Throw ’em up every time.”
In the clip, she pulls up at the drive-thru and asks, “Hi, can I have a large caramel iced coffee with oat milk? Can you please make it fair skinned?”
The Starbucks clerk pauses and replies, “With what? I am sorry.”
“Can you make it light-skinned,” she says again. The employee asks for clarification again.
“Light skin, like light skin, like Chris Brown,” explains Byronique.
“Okay, yes,” the worker finally says.
As of Friday, TikTok has over 214,000 views.
@the1stbarbie Gets them every time🤣🤣🤣 #starbucks #starbucksdrinks #starbuckssecretdrinkmenu #confused ♬ Original sound – Byronique
Most commenters found it hilarious. “Not Chris Brown. I would have started cracking if I was on the speaker,” wrote one user.
“Hey I mean if we can ask for a black coffee I think that’s fair,” joked another.
The odd request appears to be common among Starbucks patrons, with commenters sharing similar experiences.
“My Starbucks knows I like my iced coffee made like a Halle Berry,” wrote one user.
“Is it bad that I like mine like Beyoncé,” commented another. “I love Beyonce.”
“When I was working at Starbucks, a customer asked me to make it in Alicia Keys color,” said another.
Not everyone found the request amusing. “Please just order correctly. Say add more milk,” wrote one user.
The Daily Dot reached out to Byronique via Instagram direct message.
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*Initial publication: July 1, 2022 at 4:57 pm CDT
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