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unholy row

Here's why people are NOT happy with Starbucks' new red cup design

Some Christians aren’t happy at all about this – and are getting their barista to write ‘Merry Christmas’ on their cup.

ONE OF THE biggest signs that Christmas has arrived is the appearance of the Starbucks red cups.

But the rollout of year’s version of the cup has led to some controversy – after the coffee giant removed all ‘symbols of the season’ in favour of a simpler design…

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The vice president of design and content for the company, Jeffrey Fields, said of the change:

In the past, we have told stories with our holiday cups designs. This year we wanted to usher in the holidays with a purity of design that welcomes all of our stories.

This didn’t go down too well with some religious people, angry at the absence of Christmas symbols


A conservative MP in Britain, David Burrowes, said “the Starbucks coffee cup change smells more of political correctness than a consumer-led change”, while the Christian Institute said

What is it about Christmas that Starbucks are afraid of celebrating? They should get involved and stop being scrooges.

Some people said they would boycott the shop, while others began telling baristas their name was Merry Christmas so they had to write it on the cup.

Then there were the messers who thought it was all one big overreaction

Well DONE Starbucks, you’ve ruined it all.

Written by Nicola Byrne and posted on

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