‘Tis the season to be pissed at your local Starbucks.
When the company showcased its new holiday cups, we bet it didn’t think Christians and critics all across America would revolt against it. But they were wrong…
That’s right, this year Starbucks has forgone any ornaments, reindeer or holiday symbols.. and people are not happy.
In fact, they are so enraged by the notion that there’s no woodland creature on their $6 coffee cup, that they have started a social media campaign,#MerryChristmasStarbucks, to bring awareness to the cause. “I think Christians are at a point that they are fed up with the PC police who are demanding that Christ, and Christmas, be removed from the public eye for concern that it might offend people,” Joshua Feuerstein told TODAY.com.
Starbucks, which caters to everyone in America, not just Christians, FYI, doesn’t seem too phased by what’s happening. “Starbucks is inviting our customers to tell their Christmas stories in their own way, with a red cup that mimics a blank canvas,” the company said in a statement to TODAY. “Over the past few years, our customers have been showcasing their work on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest, and we even held a contest to support this creativity. This year’s design is another way we are inviting our customers to create their own stories on our cups.”
Good save, although, we imagine that baristas everywhere are going to harassed by people “named” Merry Christmas. But on the bright side, we bet that’s better than trying to spell Arnold Schwarzenegger.