Starbucks plain red cup has caused quite a “Trenta” stir recently.
Gone are the days of finding ice skaters, carolers, snowmen and fir trees printed on Starbucks cups, this has some folks steaming.
Former Pastor Joshua Feuerstein ranted on Facebook saying “I think in the age of political correctness we become so open-minded our brains have literally fallen out of our head.” “Starbucks REMOVED CHRISTMAS from their cups because they hate Jesus.” “Do you realize that Starbucks wanted to take Christ and Christmas off of their brand new cups? That’s why they’re just plain red.”
Has Starbucks ever put pictures of the Nativity on their cups? Or the Three Wise Men? Had they have ever approached those displays on their cups, and now they are just plain red, then there would be some real debate.
Donald Trump has even suggested boycotting Starbucks in this video clip.
Since when did we rely on businesses to put us into the “Holiday” or “Christmas” Spirit? Sure some radios are beginning to play holiday music, while others will simply wait until Black Friday, does that change how you feel?
Has “Political Correctness” gone too far? Surely however Starbucks would have approached the holiday season there would have been backlash from someone who was unhappy.
Surely Santa is quite happy with the simple red, Starbucks did, after all, change their cups from the regular white.