It’s official — Starbucks’ holiday cups are back. Unfortunately, instead of bringing holiday cheer, it’s spawning a social media feud. But why?
Gone are the festive snowflakes, reindeer, and snowmen. Gone is all the happiness from getting a gingerbread latte. Gone is the infamous holiday Starbucks Insta.
Because the new Starbucks red cups feature… well, nothing. There are absolutely no designs. Starbucks enthusiasts and certain groups are calling it a war on Christmas.
@sizzlesride FORGET STARBUCKS-And any other store that takes Christmas out of Christmas-Their 2015 red cups R as “un-Christmasy” as possible
— Judith Benton (@JkbentonJudith) November 5, 2015
Apparently, by removing the Christmas designs, Starbucks is being “anti-Christmas.” People are personally offended and are using #MerryChristmasStarbucks to voice their outrage.
— Timothy I. Milligan (@WWETheTim) November 8, 2015
Even so, there’s an overwhelming amount of support for Starbucks and their new holiday cup design.
It must be nice to have so few problems in your life that you get furiously boycott-crazy over a disposable coffee cup. #StarbucksRedCup
— Jessica McHugh (@theJessMcHugh) November 8, 2015
Stop complaining that a paper cup you drink coffee out of doesn’t have snowflakes on it. Focus on actual problems. #MerryChristmasStarbucks
— Squish (@Squish_9) November 7, 2015
It looks like even though haters gonna hate, people are still happy with their Starbucks red cups. After all, it’s the holiday season and nobody wants to be a Scrooge.
And if you still feel strongly about your lack of snowflakes, do what this girl did and add your own holiday cheer.