This year (also known as the year that Starbucks ruined Christmas) Starbucks holiday cups, which swap in for the traditional green cups in honor of the holidays, feature a simple red ombre design. Naturally, people are very upset about this, as they believe Starbucks has done away with Christmas symbols because they are launching a "War on Christmas" with their political correctness.
Oddly, Starbucks rarely puts Christmas symbols on their cups at all - most of their holiday cups feature "wintery" things like snowflakes - so this controversy feels completely misplaced. Starbucks is a huge international company, so it makes sense for them to want to be neutral about the holiday season. Of course, this neutrality is now making certain people, like pastor Joshua Feuerstein, call Starbucks out for being "anti-Christmas."
Starbucks REMOVED CHRISTMAS from their cups because they hate Jesus ... SO I PRANKED THEM ... and they HATE IT!!!! #shareUse #MERRYCHRISTMASSTARBUCKSFollow --> Joshua FeuersteinPosted by Joshua Feuerstein on Thursday, November 5, 2015
The funny thing about this controversy is that the very fact that there are holiday cups at all just shows how far away Christmas has gotten from its original meaning. Christmas cups certainly have no origins in Christianity, even if they are peppered with so-called "traditional" Christmas symbols. These Starbucks haters probably don't even realize the secular ways they celebrate Christmas - do you really think that your Christmas tree has much to do with Jesus?!?
I feel like Kourtney Kardashian has the best response to this controversy:These Starbucks haters need to take several seats.