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TOPIC: Starbucks Red Cups

Starbucks Red Cups 10 Nov 2015 15:30 #8453

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So, as many of you may have seen, whether through social media or just going to Starbucks, the new cups for the holiday season at Starbucks are plain red cups with the typical Starbucks logo on it. In the past years, Starbucks have added a few details to the cups like ornaments or snowflakes. This year, they're just plain red. People have been saying that there are a lot of complaints about it from Christians saying it's part of "The War on Christians". However, I have not seen one person comment on hating on these cups and how they're a war on Christians.

Instead of seeing people criticizing Starbucks' cups, I continuously see people making comments about the people who are hating on the cups. For instance, I see comments like, "It's just a cup! Stop hating on it." or "Do people really not have anything better to do than hate on a CUP?". These comments are extremely annoying to me because I don't know who they're talking about that is complaining, I just see all these people complaining. I know social media is a place to express your opinion, but who are they criticizing?!

This just made me realize how people want to comment on every little thing to get attention. Whether it be on social media or not, people love putting their opinion out to the public to get attention and to get a reaction. I also think the reason that this has gotten so much attention is because people like to jump on the bandwagon with what everyone is saying and add their point of view to it. I'm all for respectfully expressing your opinion online, but I just don't see how this came about and who these people are referring to.
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Starbucks Red Cups 11 Nov 2015 00:42 #8456

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The reason people are saying who cares stop hating on a plain red cup is because some people felt that by Starbucks not having Christmas type decorations in their cups they were hating on Christians. Such as Joshua Feuerstein who started the hashtag MerryChristmasStarbucks as if it was personal and even saying Starbucks hates Jesus. It is really interesting how these cups have made a really big controversial thing.
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Starbucks Red Cups 11 Nov 2015 09:58 #8457

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When I saw an article about this controversy on Buzzfeed I honestly thought it was some kind of joke. It truly surprises me how sensitive people can be about something so miniscule. I agree with the"its just a cup" argument somewhat, but there are some situations that could be a bigger deal. For example, if Starbucks started drawing swastikas on their cups I would understand the controversy, and that would be an issue worth discussing. However, the fact that Christians are jumping to Starbuck hating christmas is frankly hysterical to me. If anything, Starbucks is being more culturally sensitive to those who don't celebrate this extremely over-commercialized holiday. There are so many stores that shoot you in between the eyes with christmas as soon as Halloween ends, and I think the fact that Starbucks is taking the high road on this issue. People are actually saying they wont go to and are outraged at Starbucks because it's not festive enough. Take a minute and think about how selfish and ridiculous that is :lol:
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Starbucks Red Cups 11 Nov 2015 14:15 #8461

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Christmas if my favorite holiday and I happen to love coffee, but I find it hilarious people would stand in line for Starbucks ridiculously overpriced, inferior bean, burnt and bitter vile tasting coffee. Good coffee has a rich flavor, a nice smooth flow which leaves a pleasant and clean aftertaste on the palate.

Now there’s nothing wrong with a strong cup of coffee, but Starbucks roasts their low quality beans at such a higher temperatures in such a short time to accommodate their large customer base, and based on the long lines its evident not all coffee drinkers share my view on what a good cup of coffee tastes like. But to each his own…

What I find even more hilarious than people actually drinking Starbucks swill are customers who actually define religion by cup design. What’s so Christian about reindeer, snowflakes or Santa Clause? Do they not realize Christmas is a pagan holiday? It's a damn cup not an upside down cross. It's a coffee shop not a church. Want God, go see your pastor. If Starbucks coffee is so religious, these people should probably boycott all coffee shops until Jesus is on the cups or better still stop wasting money on their third rate brew; everyone should buy themselves a French press and some freshly roasted beans, stop standing in long lines and keep your money for something worthwhile.

There’s no doubt about it though, Starbucks is lovin’ all the free advertising this fiasco is bringing in.
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