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Here is the latest tea about the country’s beloved coffee maker Starbucks. Apparently some people feel that Starbucks has made a major faux pas with their latest holiday red cup. Some are saying the bright red cups are offensive to Christians because the cups are only red with no actual Christmas symbol on them. The major coffee company has traditionally done some sort of fun marketing for the holiday season.
“This year we wanted to usher in the holidays with a purity of design that welcomes all of our stories,” said Starbucks’ Vice President of Design & Content Jeffrey Fields.
“Starbucks has become a place of sanctuary during the holidays,” Fields added. “We’re embracing the simplicity and the quietness of it. It’s more open way to usher in the holiday.”
I think the cup is fun and festive and there are perhaps more important things that we can concern ourselves with than the traditional color of a holiday cup.
I personally love all the bright and bold red decorations and fashions that we see as the Christmas season comes upon us. The Starbucks red cup simply reminds me of the wonderful holiday cheer we spread at this time of year.
However, we will see how this red cup scandal plays out in weeks to come as Starbucks profits boost when Christmas shoppers take to the malls and shopping centers and indulge in the hot tea… and latte of the day.
You can read more about this hot topic here: Starbucks Red Cups… Offensive?