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Starbucks Crosses Major Line with Sickening 2019 Christmas Design

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Starbucks’ tradition of refusing to distribute a coffee cup that wishes customers a simple “Merry Christmas” is now continuing into 2019.

In the place of the classic Yuletide greeting, Starbucks’ 2019 holiday cups come with varying designs, including several that narrowly avoid embracing the season with a “Merry Coffee” motif.

Although likely envisioned as a cutesy play on a holiday saying, the flagrant subversion of a traditional Christmas message is coming from a company that has repeatedly refused to even use the word “Christmas” on its disposable cups.

Starbucks began revealing its holiday designs Wednesday on its Twitter account.

While the company appears to be trying not to offend people from any group, the avoidance of Christmas imagery and wording has historically caused problems for Starbucks.

Perhaps the best-remembered incident is the coffee chain’s decision to distribute red cups to customers in 2015.

The internet exploded over the decision, with critics slamming Starbucks on social media for allegedly trying to erase Christmas. A video posted by a former pastor in Arizona roasting the company for the design only fanned the flames.

The video instantly went viral, prompting Starbucks to issue a response.

“Starbucks is inviting our customers to tell their Christmas stories in their own way, with a red cup that mimics a blank canvas,” the company said in a statement to NBC’s “TODAY” during the controversy.

“Over the past few years, our customers have been showcasing their work on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest, and we even held a contest to support this creativity. This year’s design is another way we are inviting our customers to create their own stories on our cups.”

“In response to the video, our core values as a company is to create a culture of belonging, inclusion and diversity.”

Oddly enough, the company at one time did offer customers the ability to buy gear proudly emblazoned with the term “Merry Christmas,” but that opportunity appears to have gone the way of the dinosaur.

If Starbucks’ blank coffee cups caused such a stir over the alleged anti-Christian sentiment inherent in the design, the “Merry Coffee” cups are virtually guaranteed to cause similar outrage.

While the company continues to aim for diversity, these newest designs risk alienating those who hold Christmas near and dear.

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58 Comments
  • Hobbygirl says:

    $5.00 for a cup of coffee is just about the dumbest thing ever! Line up for your dose of brain ID….hmmm.

    • Steven says:

      That is why I can’t boycott Starbucks. I can’t STOP buying something I never bought.

      • Karen K says:

        I’ve never bought it either. I don’t see paying for coffee that’s overpriced and tastes burnt. (I tasted a friend’s) They will support same sex marriages and all but won’t put Merry Christmas on their cups! For shame!!

  • Gary Schuy says:

    GOOD BYE STARBUCK.There are plenty of good Coffee Shops,and even cheaper.We don’t need you.”MERRY X-MAS”!!!!

  • Obummer says:

    F Starbucks never go there Never will

  • Amy says:

    Am I the only one who thought the solid red cup was actually more Christmas-y than a Winter print added? I think everyone overreacts to Starbucks’ cups.

  • Steve says:

    I don’t really care what they do in promoting Christmas, but at least wait until December.

    • Anne C Poston says:

      Jesus is the reason for the season. I have never visited them and never will. to many other places to shop. Jesus was born to die for our sin

  • Jim says:

    Starbucks has always sucked. I never go there, or nave anybody pick me up one.

  • con says:

    We don’
    t spend a dime at Starbucks.

  • 2WarAbnVet says:

    I wouldn’t know about this; I don’t shop for overpriced overrated leftist coffee!

  • Randall says:

    I personally think Starbucks has lousy coffee for outrageous prices.
    That being said, what kind of a bullshit article is this, can`t you people at RWF find something to write about that people give a shit about, I mean, the decoration on a disposable coffee cup, really? You guys are actually paying someone to come up with this crap?

    • Amy says:

      I agree. I was disappointed that RWF joined in on the annual attack of Starbucks’ cups. I rarely drink their stupid coffee, but attacking Starbucks for their cups has become a dumb tradition. All these stories do is provide free advertising for SB.

    • Wolfman055 says:

      Best thing to do is buy a pound of Komodo Dragon Blend coffee, take it home and brew it yourself. That’s why I do. Starbucks couldn’t make a decent cup of coffee if their lives depended on it.

      • Rebel_Rev54 says:

        Can’t stand Starbucks coffee, always liked Dunkin Donuts. Never heard of Komodo Dragon blend, have to try some but if you’re looking for something really strong that will kick you into high gear, get your hands on some Death Wish. No coffee sold (at least that I’ve tried) with more caffeine that will keep you going all day and tastes great!!

        • Rebel_Rev54 says:

          *Add On*
          Since I am a clergyman, it bothers me that so many businesses are removing God/Christ and just about all signs of religion out of existence but many wonder why there are so many horrible issues happening here and around the world.

          • Karen K says:

            I totally agree with you. Without Christ, there is no Christmas. He is the reason for the season. And you’re right. All the horrible things that are going on is because of everybody thinking they don’t need God in their lives anymore and placed him on the back burner so to speak. I need him every single day.

    • sandyj says:

      They try anything to stir up crap! No one cares about Starbuck’s cup OR coffee.

  • YouKNowItsTrue says:

    What do you expect from a company that has a goddess on it’s cups?

  • Tommy Ryan says:

    The coffee sucks anyways.
    I don’t buy it.
    Either way, my business with their overburned “coffee” (no better than cigarette ashes) is non-existent.
    Who cares about stupid “Tar-Bucks”?
    I am an avid coffee drinker who is also a follower of Jesus…but “Tar-Bucks” has coffee that tastes like it might’ve very well been passed through the devil’s butthole…nevermind the Christmas themes. I don’t care about that either.

    Neither have a relevant connection between the two of them for me anyways.

    I got a hankering for an Aroma Joe’s, Dunkin’ Donuts OR a Turkey Hill coffee now. God Bless the dark brew.

    LOL!

  • glenn says:

    starwho, you have to be an idiot to even go that that commie place

  • Dave says:

    I went once about fifteen years ago, that was enough. Never been back and never will.

  • skyking says:

    I dont even know where a starfucks is

  • William Conley says:

    You can’t sit there and try to turn on profit on Christmas when you won’t even fucking say Christmas. You hypocritical scumbags at shitsucks with your over priced poop water can all take a long walk off a short cliff.

  • E.Meyersohn says:

    Starbucks are disgusting and anti Christian. I’d rather starve than drink their overpriced coffee.

  • Steven says:

    If they were trying not to offend anyone, they wold just not have a seasonal cup. Given the number of times they have gone viral for a ‘holiday’ cup that didn’t say Christmas, it is hard not to think they are intentionally trying to offend those that observe Christmas.

  • FRED says:

    offend some one???? a 5 bucks up a cup is offensive… highest priced cup of coffee in the world and its still too strong to have a good flavor

  • Emilie Gasbarrini says:

    CHRISTMAS IS A CHRISTIAN HOLIDAY. IT’S CHRISTS BIRTHDAY. IF THOSE OFFENDED DON’T LIKE IT THEY CAN GET THE HELL OUT OF THIS COUNTRY. I HOPE YOU GO OUT OF BUSINESS IF YOU DON’T RECOGNIZE THIS HOLIDAY. IT’S BEEN OUR TRADITION FOR CENTURIES AND NOW YOU WANT TO CHANGE IT. SHAME ON YOU.

  • McDonald says:

    Only bought Starbucks once. Not paying their price for a lousy cup of coffee. I personally don’t care what they do with their cups over the CHRISTMAS holidays. These people who denouse Christmas yet make all the money they can off it make me sick but I will never let it take away from MY CHRISTMAS. So “MERRY CHRISTMAS” everyone.

  • SJ says:

    There are 10 veteran owned coffee brands, choose one and enjoy.
    https://www.retailsalute.com/10-veteran-owned-coffee-brands-drink/

  • Nan says:

    I am a Christian and I don’t see a problem. They are a COFFEE company, not a Christian book store. Nobody needs them to recognize a Christian holiday. Just sell the coffee. The cups are adorable. Merry everything everyone. Jesus is the reason for the season.

  • Ken says:

    I did see a photo with some truth in advertising. It showed a Starbucks truck with the sliding door open which showed their logo next to S and then we see “ucks” Put it altogether and we can see Starbuck Sucks. They are ultra liberal and I will not drink it if they gave it to me.

  • Stephen Russell says:

    Ill buy any Starbucks from Big Lots stores once Co is Chap 11, 13 alone A-Z. & I dont buy also since employees so uppity even in supermarket centers 2. & priced too high.
    Boycott Starbucks.

  • Wolfman055 says:

    I like them

  • wendy bass says:

    Why even have Christmas colors and Christmas themes if they don’t believe in Christmas? Why don’t they just keep using their yearly cups? This is just instilling anger is those of us who believe. I don’t buy their crappy coffee anyway, but if I did, I wouldn’t.

  • Snake says:

    I don’t drink that expensive bilgewater anyway and IMO anyone who pays an outrageous amount for without a doubt the nastiest tasting coffee are idiots I knew one gal who every morning would come to work with a Grande and I asked her if she drank it every day and she said yes,told her for what she paid for that for a week she’d be able to buy a coffeemaker,can of coffee and filters make her own and get a better value oh well she drove a Mercedes so I guess she could afford to waste money on that crap coffee!

  • SusieQue says:

    I’m guessing 5 to 7 dollars for a cup of fat and sugar filled fu-fu just isn’t worth it for some to waste 20 minutes of their day…but the fat and sugar filled clients are still waiting…and waiting…and….waiting because I see them “waddle” into work every day with their Grande to match the Grande body they fill it with…and about 10am when they lose the caffeine/sugar/whip cream/caramel/chocolate/sprinkle high they are utterly worthless.

  • MJ Wilcox says:

    Seriously? This is an outrage? LMFAO

  • Vicki says:

    Starbucks is a liberal business. They don’t get my money.

  • T KNOW says:

    You could pay me to go to starpukes!

  • VietnamVeteran says:

    This is why I stay well clear of Starbucks.

    “. . .our core values as a company is to create a culture of belonging, inclusion and diversity.”

    Ha-ha-ha. Typical leftist hypocrisy. Absolute pure fantasy and then some. Keep your super expensive coffee Starbucks. My wife makes much better coffee than your swill.

  • M.Greenlee says:

    It’s a disposable paper cup, for Pete’s sake. Who cares?

  • Whisp says:

    I don’t care about the overpriced Starbucks coffee or their silly cups= stop giving them free advertising and acting like their cup design matters. They have chosen to do disgusting liberal things in the past so in my work Starbucks is not important at all

  • Bob Plumlee says:

    I like when I drive buy A starsucks to laugh at all the Sub Retard freaks there !

  • Daniel Quigley says:

    Starbucks can once again kiss my ass. I have never purchased their overpriced garbage they call coffee and I never will. I refuse to drink it even when it’s givin to me by anyone. Their over priced garbage has never and will never touch my lips.

  • Sharon says:

    I quit Starbucks several years ago.

  • MAGA says:

    Merry Christmas, EVERYONE.

  • MAGA says:

    Starbucks is just a preppy trend. Idiots go there just so they can sport the cup around thinking it makes them trendy. Some day it will fail when a new trend comes along. Suck azz coffee.

  • Pete says:

    Don’t like their cups? Then don’t get your coffee from them. Simple.

  • Madeleine says:

    God is never mocked and our Bible clearly states, “If you did not know me, then I shall not know you. Many are called but very few it seems, are chosen. Wide is the gate that leads to ruin and many will take it, but narrow is the gate that leads to eternal life in heaven with our Lord and Saviour and only those who withstand and die to the Worlds evil will see the narrow gate. Shame on Starbucks. Christmas is for everyone. Jesus died for us all and there is only one God

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