People Are Freaking Out Over Starbucks' Non-Denominational Winter Cups...Again
Christmas is terrible.
Most of us have not even recovered from our Halloween hangovers yet and now we're already being forced to deal with bullsh*t holiday news? No, this is not fair. THIS IS NOT FAIR.
Conservative Christians are once again up in arms about the lack of seasonal representation on Starbucks cups. Debuted just yesterday, the green drink containers display a complex mosaic design "of more than a hundred people drawn in one continuous stroke.” The cups are meant to “celebrate community" — which is a meaningless gesture because it's a damn cup.
“During a divisive time in our country, Starbucks wanted to create a symbol of unity as a reminder of our shared values, and the need to be good to each other,” Starbucks CEO and Chairman Howard Schultz said in a press release. Sure, whatever. It's just a cup.
Although the cups had nothing to do with the upcoming holiday season, many took to social media to protest the lack of Christmas ornamentation on their liquid vessels. Here's some tweets compiled by Buzzfeed:
Designs for the actual Holiday cups have already leaked online and are similarly bland and totally inoffensive, but will probably encourage right-wing outrage anyway:
Meanwhile, Starbucks is insisting there's more to come, saying “holiday plans are still under wraps” and to “stay tuned.” WHO CARES IT'S JUST A STUPID CUP! Get a life, people.
I miss Halloween already.