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Discontinued Starbucks Polar Bear Cookies Are Getting Dragged Into Another "War On Christmas"

The cookie isn't even available for purchase anymore, but that hasn't stopped Christmas defenders.

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Many people took to social media to voice their outrage and concern over what they viewed as a blatant attack on a Christian holiday.

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

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

It all started Dec. 9, when this image was posted to Imgur with the caption "These polar bear cookies at Starbucks look like they've all had their throats slit." The post got more than 2.7 million views in just two days.

People were naturally concerned at what looked like another attack on Christmas, and once again took to social media to let their opinions be known.

Starbucks is getting dark this Christmas. Polar bears look like they got Catelyn Stark'd. #WarOnChristmas

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Some shook their heads in disgust.

first starbucks doesn't support christmas and now they encourage killing polar bears. smh

Others questioned the company's judgment.

Ok so Starbucks gets rid of their Christmas cups then they slit polar bear throats on their cookies?

While some were just glad that they weren't the victims.

These Starbucks polar bear cookies looking like their throats are slit makes me glad to be alive.

In a statement, Starbucks said the smiling polar bear was part of rotating holiday tradition.

In December of 2010 we served smiling polar bear cookies in cozy scarves. They are just one example of our tradition to offer holiday cookies that are festive and delicious. This year you can find snowmen cookies and gingerbread people in holiday sweaters.

  1. So, what are your thoughts on polar bear cookies?

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    Uh, it's a damn scarf. Get over it.
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    This is/was a blatant attack on Christmas!
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    Uh, it's a damn scarf. Get over it.
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    This just all has to be a joke.

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