With all that is going on in the world is a cup really that big of a deal?
In the beginning of November and through December Starbucks cups over the past have featured snowmen, carolers, and reindeer on their RED cups! Usually, the changing of the cup is a joyous tradition, but this year’s new design is upsetting their fans with the plain cup!
I have a long list of Starbucks lovers, and they’ll tell you I’m insane for liking the simple red design; red ombré + the normal green label still equals Christmas colors in my book.
— Brandy (@GeorgiaGirl9) November 7, 2015
The stark red cup is the target of tons of Twitter backlash from coffee addicts who prefer the cups of Christmas past, with snowflakes and mistletoe.
A British right wing news site called Breitbart is claiming that Starbucks is purposefully “cleansing” itself of Christmas décor for the sake of political correctness. Speculation like this has snowballed, and some of the darker corners of the Internet are calling Starbucks’ red cup a “War on Christmas.” Thankfully,Snopes is setting the record straight. Basically taking on the role of Linus in A Charlie Brown Christmas, the site reminds critics that, “while Starbucks 2015 Holiday Cup doesn’t bear any Christmas symbols, the chain still sells “Christmas Blend” coffee, offers gift cards with holiday symbols, and even vends Advent calendars.” Just because the cup doesn’t sing “Silent Night” as you sip your gingerbread latte, doesn’t mean that Starbucks is anti-Christmas, or anti-any other holiday either.