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A Starbucks barista gave ‘Stranger Things’ star Shannon Purser a message for Barb

Truer words.

Feb 8, 2018, 11:03 am

Internet Culture

Michelle Jaworski 

Michelle Jaworski

It’s been more than a year since Stranger Things introduced us to—and then cruelly killed off—Barb, Nancy Wheeler’s no-nonsense best friend. And while the show had more than a few nods to Barb, some fans still want justice, even letting the actress who played her know about it.

Shannon Purser, who played Barb on the show, shared a photo of her recent Starbucks order on Twitter. Whoever took her order must have been a Stranger Things fan because they included the message “Barb deserved better” on her cup instead of her name.

https://twitter.com/shannonpurser/status/961359576674152448

Although Barb’s disappearance (and death) didn’t garner much attention in Hawkins, Indiana, in season 1, it’s a big factor in season 2. Nobody knows that Shannon died outside of a small group of people, the guilt of which eats Nancy alive. Barb didn’t live, but she was never forgotten.

However, some fans took the Stranger Things nod to throw a few jokes at Starbucks:

https://twitter.com/Harvey_S/status/961359718118838277

Another fan initially thought the cup was directed toward another Stranger Things character who met a grisly and untimely end who deserved better, a sentiment that Purser shared.

https://twitter.com/uhhwolfhard/status/961361296305377282

https://twitter.com/shannonpurser/status/961380415188512768

Now that Barb got some acknowledgment in season 2, can we see some #JusticeForBob in Stranger Things season 3?

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*First Published: Feb 8, 2018, 11:03 am