Starbucks Lets America Down…Again


Ella Morgan

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]REAKING NEWS: Starbucks has officially released another coffee cup that is even more offensive than last years! Due to the backlash they received for their “Holiday Red Cups” last year, the popular coffee shop chain has decided to switch up 2016’s holiday edition cup. This year, instead of red, they’re—wait for it—GREEN! How deeply disrespectful! How utterly offensive! It’s almost as if Starbucks is trying to make a cup for not just Christmas, but every holiday. The sheer gall.

Chairman and CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, announced the new cups on Nov. 1. The green cup features a mosaic design of more than 100 people drawn in one continuous stroke by artist Shogo Ota. On the Starbucks website, Schultz explained that the intention was “to create a symbol of unity as a reminder of our shared values.”

Can you believe that? How dare they create a cup that’s not solely based on Christmas. I mean, I know there are hundreds of other religions around the world that don’t celebrate Christmas, but we have to constantly shove red and green in people’s faces!

Thousands of Americans are outraged and what better way to take out your anger than tweeting Starbucks. On twitter, users have shunned Starbucks saying things like “WHY DO YOU STILL HATE CHRISTMAS?” and “this is political brainwashing.” Of course, Starbucks replied in a timely and calm manner, responding to haters with messages of positivity and holiday spirit.

Next time you go to Starbucks and receive this disgraceful green cup, make sure you create a huge scene in front of all the studying college kids who don’t care about your opinion, because this is America, and you can.