Since 1997, Starbucks has offered holiday drinks in a festive red cup, adorned with such things as Christmas ornaments, reindeer and snowflakes. This year’s design is minimalist: vivid red, with nothing but the familiar green Starbucks logo.
Starbucks executives said they wanted to embrace “simplicity and quietness” and show that the coffee shops are a “sanctuary” during the holidays. The company also reminded customers that it is selling its Christmas Blend of coffee as usual this year.
But some religious conservatives saw the new cup as an affront to tradition and yet another example of what some have called the “war on Christmas” — the taking of religion out of the Yuletide season by doing such things as greeting customers with “Happy holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas.”
On Twitter, where the topic became a sensation, some people were upset over the cup, while others said they didn’t understand what the big deal was.
Trump weighed in on Monday by saying, “Maybe we should boycott Starbucks.” He added: “If I become president, we’re all going to be saying, ‘Merry Christmas’ again. That I can tell you.”
And a group called Faith Driven Consumer urged people to go to Dunkin’ Donuts or Krispy Kreme instead.
That’s what you get when leftist pseudo-intellectuals try to be politically correct. They don’t want to upset the Muslims and they upset the Christians. How stupid can you be.
It’s still a very long way to go, but this will bring you already in the mood…