‘Tis the season for War on Christmas stories.
The newest front in war?
The humble Starbucks holiday cup in red.
Some Christians Are Super Offended By The New Starbucks Red Cup Design.
Because Starbucks removed religious symbols like stars, Christmas trees, reindeer and Christmas balls from the cups and now has just plain red.
Here’s what the Starbucks card looked like in years past.
#Starbucks Red Cups from 1999 and today. #tbt http://t.co/LXYJdP2RIk pic.twitter.com/nlpR9FdfyP
— Starbucks News (@Starbucksnews) November 13, 2014
But oh no here’s what it looks like now
There are no more Christmas and holiday symbols on the cup. Are you offended yet?
Here’s What Starbucks says
“We have anchored the design with the classic Starbucks holiday red that is bright and exciting,”said Jeffrey Fields, Starbucks vice president of design and content. “The ombré creates a distinctive dimension, fluidity and weightedness.”
So far so good, ombre.
But that has some people up in arms
“The Starbucks coffee cup change smells more of political correctness than a consumer-led change,” British conservative MP David Burrowes told right-wing website Breitbart London
“What is it about Christmas that Starbucks are afraid of celebrating?” the Christian Institute’s Simon Calvert told Breitbart.
“Haven’t they heard it’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the season of good will to ALL men? They should get involved and stop being scrooges.”
Some People Are Mad
My Christmas mentality: If a store won't promote Christmas re Starbucks, I'm not spending my hard earned money there https://t.co/dfNTiwSojI
— Chuck Nellis (@ChuckNellis) November 5, 2015
So, So Mad
I won't be gifting?any #Starbucks Gift Cards 4 Christmas?Hate Christians but love❤️our money?https://t.co/BqfIJ5mgfA pic.twitter.com/SzmO3ulwxY
— Feisty☀️Floridian (@peddoc63) November 5, 2015
Even Donald Trump Mentioned Maybe We Should Boycott Starbucks Over This
Getting a Little Bah Humbug
Since you're running away from Christianity, I'm running from you! Just exercising my financial choice https://t.co/DsieOuz8eA #ccot #tcot
— Leah (@Hael381) November 5, 2015
@ss31704_s @slone No more ☕️Starbucks for me!
— Ariela Paul (@pereira_ariela) November 5, 2015
But wait, someone likes these red cups
I am glad Starbucks has the plain simple red cups this year. way to represent the holidays to everyone not just to those who are christian
— Kaelyn Marks (@KayKay_Marx) November 7, 2015
Someone Has Thankfully Been Able to Make a Joke About This Controversy
TIL that Starbucks is rounding Christians up into coffee death camps and making them drink Pagan Spice Lattes. https://t.co/yzVooiNEUQ
— Mark Jaquith (@markjaquith) November 7, 2015
Someone else has a positive message
As you ignore the cold homeless guy sitting outside Starbucks, please be sure to complain about the 'non-christian' red cup of $5 coffee.
— My Daughter's Army (@mydaughtersarmy) November 9, 2015
Someone else puts it in perspective
If your panties are in a twist bc Starbucks holiday cup is red, you need to realign your priorities #StarbucksRedCup pic.twitter.com/bFqwUVut09
— Ashley Malcolm (@symphonyashley) November 9, 2015
Someone has even give you a useful tip
Starbucks took Merry Christmas off their cups b/c of Christ; so tell them your name is Merry Christmas & they’ll have to put it on the cup!
— Adam Roth (@adamusrothus)
And One More Thing
Starbucks still retails plenty of Christmas items on their website, over 25 at last count.
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