Some Christians Are Super Offended By The New Starbucks Red Cup Design

Seeing red.

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Last week, the coffee giant unveiled the design of this year's cups, which have become something of a Starbucks tradition. The company's designers went for a minimalist look "with a bright poppy color on top that shades into a darker cranberry below."

“We have anchored the design with the classic Starbucks holiday red that is bright and exciting,” said Jeffrey Fields, Starbucks vice president of design and content. “The ombré creates a distinctive dimension, fluidity and weightedness.”

But the design looks slightly different than years past, which have featured snowflakes and other wintery icons. This absence of holiday symbols is, of course, making people FURIOUS.

#Starbucks Red Cups from 1999 and today. #tbt http://t.co/LXYJdP2RIk

"What is it about Christmas that Starbucks are afraid of celebrating?" the Christian Institute's Simon Calvert told Breitbart.

PEOPLE ARE MAD.

My Christmas mentality: If a store won't promote Christmas re Starbucks, I'm not spending my hard earned money there https://t.co/dfNTiwSojI

FURIOUS.

I won't be gifting🎁any #Starbucks Gift Cards 4 Christmas🎄Hate Christians but love❤️our money🤑https://t.co/BqfIJ5mgfA

OUTRAGED.

Since you're running away from Christianity, I'm running from you! Just exercising my financial choice https://t.co/DsieOuz8eA #ccot #tcot

SEETHING.

@Hael381 @wdumee I would never spend one penny there anyway so screw them. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

☕️🙅

@ss31704_s @slone No more ☕️Starbucks for me!

Others, well, not so much.

I am glad Starbucks has the plain simple red cups this year. way to represent the holidays to everyone not just to those who are christian

TIL that Starbucks is rounding Christians up into coffee death camps and making them drink Pagan Spice Lattes. https://t.co/yzVooiNEUQ

@BreitbartLondon @allahpundit "First they came for our Starbucks cups..." Doing the Lord's work, as always, Breitbart.

Starbucks took Merry Christmas off their cups b/c of Christ; so tell them your name is Merry Christmas & they'll have to put it on the cup!

  1. So, what do you think?

    I'm outraged. This is the end of Christmas as we know it.
    Minimalism is overrated. I prefer the ~retro~ look.
    Can't talk/Don't care. Drinking coffee.

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    I'm outraged. This is the end of Christmas as we know it.
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    Minimalism is overrated. I prefer the ~retro~ look.
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    Can't talk/Don't care. Drinking coffee.

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