It’s Nov. 1! That means Halloween is over, the holidays are right around the corner and it's the most wonderful time of year, aka: the time when people get super pissed off about Starbucks holiday cups.
On Tuesday, Starbucks announced a new limited-edition "unity" cup featuring a “mosaic of more than a hundred people drawn in one continuous stroke.” As you may have noticed, it’s green, unlike the traditional “red cups” the coffee company serves every year around the holidays.
And there’s a very simple reason why: These aren’t the holiday cups. Instead, they are meant to “celebrate community.”
“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.
And in perfect holiday fashion, twitter exploded with vitriol for our 2016 version of "Starbucks getting the holiday cup wrong".
Haters Gonna Hate
People going as far as accusing the company of “political brainwashing” and threatening to boycott.
Lovers Gotta Love
This isn’t the first time people have been offended by Starbucks cups not being Christmasy enough.
In 2015, the company released minimalist red cups with not a snowflake or Santa in sight, and people collectively lost their minds.
At the end of the day, we can all count on Starbucks for being the lightning rod of anger during of time of family, love, and holiday spirit. Thanks Starbucks.
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