What's your take on Starbucks' new cups for the holiday season?
They're bright red, feature the Starbucks' logo in green and white, and have inflamed some critics in the US and Britain, who are equating the cups with a political correctness that's tantamount to a "war on Christmas."
Ummm.... They're red, green and white, right? Seems like a pretty Christmasy color scheme to me. What do they expect, comic book style art of the baby Jesus and the three Wise Men beating Satan over the head with a Christmas tree?
Geez. I swear some people just aren't happy unless they've got something to complain about...no matter how trivial!
If they're gonna get angry about something related to Starbucks, how 'bout they get angry about the outrageous prices they charge for such crappy coffee?
Have never been into a Starbucks ever. I am a sane individual who knows that no cup of coffee in the friggan world should cost the price of a half tank of gas.
I don't care what COLORS their cups are, whether it's the Holidays or it's just an ordinary time of year.
Any individual who has the TIME and/or the interest or need to muster up enough energy to be "inflamed" over a disposable coffee cup.....for ANY reason under the SUN.....has FAR more issues than we all (cumulatively)
have time to discuss. Dear Lord, help these people GET A LIFE!!
I have been to Starbucks, but it's maybe once a year, with a friend who mainlines coffee. I always get mine free, because I drink decaf, and they never have any made. Also: there's a Starbucks 100 yards from my front door. Never been in it.
I could hang with your friend. I too mainline coffee, which is all the MORE reason I stay out of Starbucks!
I like the cups they usually have with designs on them (usually just ornaments or snowflakes or winter scenes) BUT ultimately I don't really care. I don't think their previous years' cups were overtly Christmassy either, more geared towards general holiday/winter symbols. I'm not sure why people are offended or think it's to make a statement about Christianity. Some people just have nothing better to do than get upset about everything they possibly can, I guess.
I literally could not care less about how Starbucks designs its seasonal cups, but the Christian outrage is pretty entertaining. I thought the whole issue was a satire Onion story or something. Maybe Fox News will do another special on the "War on Christmas" lol
I think they're holiday appropriate cups that hold overpriced coffee, and that there are more important things in the world to think about than whether a paper cup passes some pro-Christmas litmus test.
How 'bout instead of whining about the cup design, all those protesters take a month's worth of their Starbucks money, and donate it to a local food bank? THAT would be in keeping with the holiday spirit much more than a paper cup design!
Lisa honey....why be so practical & charitable when the big trend is obviously wasting otherwise quality time & energy to locate & highlight utterly stupid things to bitch about? Snap out of it, girl!
What was I thinking? Resume your usual daily complaining about nothing...
I really don't get the whole controversy either. Apparently "Chistmasy Colors" is not only just not good enough, it's downright offensive. I think they feel it's the secularization of Christmas? I just don't get it.
I think my pic pretty much sums it up. The only thing I have to add is the media caused this and idiots followed along. It's a CUP from a place I don't spend my money at. So I really don't get the big deal, if there really is one to begin with.
Honestly as a Christian, I am ashamed there are some of us who are getting angry over such a stupid matter. It is not as if the decorations on the holiday Starbucks cups ever had anything to do with Jesus. Snowflakes mean winter, not Christmas. America is not a Christian country, it is a country of religious freedom. Of course Starbucks is going to make their cups "politically correct" it would actually be wrong of them to favor one religion over others. As a Christian, I do desire others to come to Christ, but I do not desire to ignore their rights to celebrate a different holiday or decorate their cups how ever they want. I also do not expect a fast-food chain to take a stand for my beliefs.
I have written a hub addressing this so-called war against Christianity in America
http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy … in-America
I don't really cover the Christmas issue, but I hope it gives other Christians a new perspective.
I've seen a few people sharing pictures of the cups on facebook, but I had no idea why. People are mad because they're red? Does that mean they're too Christmasy or not Christmasy enough? That's how ridiculous this war on Christmas is. Nobody knows which side they're on or why. They just know it's time to get mad in December.
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