Cup of Joe or cup of joy: The Starbucks red cup controversy continues

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I participated in a poll tonight on CNBC.com and it revealed that more than 60 percent of people don’t care about Starbucks’ 2015 red cups. The buzz on the red cups has been brewing since a dude named Josh Feuerstein took to social media to rant about how the cups have removed “Christ” and “Christmas” from its holiday cups.

Here’s a video of Feuerstein fuming about how he tricked Starbucks into saying “Merry Christmas” by telling the barista that was his name and forcing them to write it on the cup. Starbucks employees are allegedly not allowed to wish customers a Merry Christmas.

Now, everyone from Rob Lowe to Donald Trump has tweeted about the infamous holiday cups that Starbucks vice president of Design & Content Jeffrey Fields said in a statement on CNBC.com was meant to include everyone.

“In the past, we have told stories with our holiday cups designs,”  Fields said. “This year we wanted to usher in the holidays with a purity of design that welcomes all of our stories.”

As a Christian and a Starbucks lover, I am personally not offended by these cups. It’s just a red cup. Given the fact that more than 50 million Americans are living in food insecure households, I think we have a lot more problems this holiday season than if a snowman is on a coffee cup.

When Jesus was laying in the manger, I don’t recall any passage in the Bible about a snowman or a red cup. Get over it people.

Let’s start a new Christmas carol, raise a red cup and “Let it go, let it go, let it go.”facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

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