The uproar about Starbucks not being Christmassy enough for some people (due to the lack of snowflakes on their seasonal cups) is entertaining, but entirely ridiculous and a waste of time. The 17-year-old twat who wrote the original article on that website for mouth-breathing conservative invertebrates (a.k.a. Breitbart) was obviously trolling for attention and outrage, and he got it by the truckload. Come on…how can anyone possibly take this seriously?
“We’re embracing the simplicity and the quietness of it. It’s [a] more open way to usher in the holiday,” said their CEO.
You can see what’s going on here. More open? You mean, you’re trying not to “offend” anyone. Frankly, the only thing that can redeem them from this whitewashing of Christmas is to print Bible verses on their cups next year.
The allegation that a lack of snowflakes on a cup is equal to throwing Jesus off a cliff is utterly ridiculous, of course, and from what I’ve been reading it seems that a lot of Christians agree that this whole Red Cup thing is a non-issue. But we’ve gotten used to hearing unhinged screechings from Christians about this bullshit “war on Christmas” they’ve invented, and this one is juuuuust crazy enough to seem like a real complaint — and tons of liberal-minded folks are completely flipping out about it, sparking a barrage of retaliatory memes. Well played, conservative troll-thing. You know just how to push some peoples’ buttons.
Once again, Snopes comes to the rescue with some level-headedness:
It should also be noted that Starbucks could not have removed any overtly Christian symbols from their cups, because they never used them to begin with. Starbucks’ holiday cups typically feature general winter holiday symbols such as snowmen, carolers, and ornaments, which (although they may be associated with Christmas) are either secular in origin or not exclusively Christian.
Oh yeah, and Starbucks still sells Christmas cards and advent calendars in their stores. So come on, people: don’t feed the trolls, because you’re only feeding their egos.