The Dueling Cups

DJ Fullmer

With Starbuck’s recent reveal of their new holiday cup, some Christians have come out in arms against the supposedly Anti-Jesus agenda by the coffee brand.

According to CNBC, the controversy started with the rant by Joshua Feuerstein who went to Youtube to rave about how Starbucks is against Christmas and Jesus himself. He wants his 1.8 million fan base to come together in protest by telling the Starbucks baristas their names are “Merry Christmas” so that they must say something about the holiday every time they serve a beverage.

This effectively forces Starbucks to acknowledge Christmas, in the mind of Feuerstein, and therefore the masses are beating Starbucks at their own game.

CNBC also reports that Donald Trump is also using this controversy to aid in his political campaign by trying to get people to boycott Starbucks and saying that he will soon end the leases of all Starbucks located in his buildings.

Starbuck’s response to the outcries are, “In the past, we have told stories with our holiday cups designs,” Jeffrey Fields, Starbucks vice president of Design & Content said, “This year we wanted to usher in the holidays with a purity of design that welcomes all of our stories.”

It should also be noted that this is not a one sided issue, many people and Christians have defended Starbucks saying that it is just a cup. Some have even tweeted out pictures of Starbuck’s Christmas Blend coffee claiming that Starbucks is not against Christmas as so many have claimed.

Meanwhile, USA Today reported on how Dunkin’ Donuts has quietly launched their new holiday cup design Tuesday with the simple word “Joy” with holly wrapped around the text.

The response has been mixed just like the new Starbucks cup, except there is no negative impact for Dunkin’. The Christians who were against Starbucks have tweeted out how they are now going solely to Dunkin’ Donuts for the holiday season, and others have kept the same comments as before: “it is just a cup.”

How do you feel Georgia Southern? Will you drive the extra couple of miles to the local Dunkin’ Donuts in order to get more holiday centered cups? Or do you think this whole cry for justice from Starbucks is ridiculous?

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