While this year’s hot beverage cups lack any apparent sign of winter, the Frappuccino beverages get their own holiday cheer on top of an ice base. The new cup, which is shades of red with the Starbucks logo, showed up in stores late last month. It’s that time of year again. Starbucks, meanwhile, says this year’s red cup is about presenting calmness and simplicity in the face of the hectic holiday season. But its website says: “In the past, we have told stories with our holiday cups designs”, Jeffrey Fields, the vice president of design and content for Starbucks, said on the company’s website. Starbucks has released its traditional holiday coffee cup design, featuring a very minimalist look.
“Starbucks REMOVED CHRISTMAS from their cups because they hate Jesus”, he seethed. For a group of evangelical Christians, this is the further cleansing of the Christmas holiday from popular culture, and another battle in the war against Christmas. As the Inquisitr previously reported, Starbucks released an ad earlier this year that was meant to honor people ethnically from the Middle East, but similar to the holiday cup situation, the ad had the opposite effect. “In taking these actions, Starbucks has declared a culture war on all people of faith (and millions of others) who believe that the institution of marriage as one man and one woman is worth preserving.
So when I went in and I asked for my coffee, and they asked for my name, and I told them my name is Merry Christmas”, Feuerstein said in the video while wearing his trademark backwards baseball cap. And it’s important to note that not all Christian groups agree with the “movement”. “I wonder if we’re not overthinking or overanalyzing this”, he said. This isn’t the first time Starbucks has been attacked for its cup designs.
While it’s no surprise that a number of people on the internet have gotten angry and offended over something, it’s perhaps fair to say that they’ve managed to create a storm out of a coffee cup.