Starbucks rolled out their red holiday themed cups last week, and coffee drinkers everywhere rejoiced:
That #RedCups time of year— Stevie J (@StevieJ_23) November 3, 2015
But unfortunately the festive cheer came to a halt as some people think replacing a Christmas-themed design with a plain red cup subtracts from the "true meaning" of Christmas.
I challenge you all to use the name #MerryChristmas when you order at Starbucks since they refuse to promote Christ in their establishments— Brennan Clay (@BrennanClay24) November 5, 2015
Challenge Accepted!🎄 Let's put Christ back in Christmas! #MerryChristmasStarbucks— aurelie (@aurelierose1011) November 6, 2015
As usual, Twitter had a few things to say about this latest hot-button controversy.
#RedCups <-- if I'm ever pointlessly outraged by something like this, you have my permission to kick me in the face.— jake holland (@jakeholla) November 9, 2015
Pretty sure Jesus would take his grande, skinny, caramel, mocha-frappa-crappa in a Dixie cup. Heard he was a humble dude. #StarbucksRedCup— SNIPES! (@ChocnessMonsta) November 9, 2015
There were a few voices of reason:
Could you imagine if people got as angry about real issues as they did about the #StarbucksRedCup— Spider-man (@xobeckywilliams) November 9, 2015
You guys, it's a cup. It's a cup you use for about 30 minutes then throw away. Please get over yourselves. #StarbucksRedCup— Dawn Rhodes (@rhodes_dawn) November 9, 2015
So far, Starbucks has kept quiet instead of fueling the yulelog fire.
Oh, hello #RedCups— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) November 1, 2015