People Are Obviously Overreacting to Starbucks' New Green Cups
With the official return of Starbucks' holiday drinks on Tuesday, you can now get your seasonal Gingerbread Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, or Eggnog Latte fix. But don't expect your next Peppermint Mocha be served in one of Starbuck's iconic red holiday cups. At least, not yet.
Instead, Starbucks has launched all-new, limited edition green cups alongside the return of its holiday drink lineup, breaking with the tradition the coffee giant has taught you to expect over the years. The new decidedly not-red cups are meant to celebrate unity amid the bruising election and feature a mosaic of more than a hundred people drawn in a single, continuous stroke, according to a press release.
But despite the positive statement Starbucks is making with the cups, all the green has left some people, well, seeing red (sorry, we had to).
Starbucks doing green cups instead of red cups is disrespectful to Christmas— Bizzy Emerson (@bizzyems) November 1, 2016
Starbucks holiday cups are green instead of red this year, as if we haven't had enough to deal with in 2016...— Amy (@UsernameAmy) November 1, 2016
Despite all the caffeinated fury and vitriol, it turns out that Starbucks did not say the green cup is replacing the red holiday cups, but just that your drinks will be served in them for a limited time starting November 1st. Considering the green cup's obvious peg to the 2016 election, it's probably safe to expect the red cups to return sometime after Election Day, November 8th. Thankfully, countless other people are responding with some reason.
I swear to god I'm going to scream if i see another "starbucks holiday cups are green" tweet NO FUCK OFF THESE ARENT THE HOLIDAY CUPS— Kayc (@KayccJordan) November 1, 2016
PSA: the green cups are not holiday cups but thank you Starbucks customer base for pretending you know all when you don't work for us??— Moody (@0rangeSunshine) November 1, 2016
imagine having no struggles in your life that your biggest problem is Starbucks making the cups green— joey △ (@joewaaaayyy) November 1, 2016
Are people actually pissed at Starbucks for having green cups bc if so y'all need to find some hobbies— Diana ⚡️ (@dianabandana) November 1, 2016
If you complain about the Starbucks cups being green I'm personally kicking you in the throat— W.O.L.F. (@omerwoah) November 1, 2016
Lol at all the people wanting to boycott Starbucks because they think the green cups are holiday cups. Go ahead! More coffee for me 💁🏻😘— Becca (@HeyItsBeccaAnn) November 1, 2016
Better yet, a theory has emerged that suggests the green cups is Starbucks' way of giving a big middle finger to all the people who foamed at the mouth over the company's Christmas decoration-less red cups last year.
after thinking about it for a few hours I think the green cups are a giant "fuck you" to everyone who lost their shit last year— Molly (@mollyhell49) November 1, 2016
Starbucks christmas cups are green this year. is it because everyone shit their pants over the red cup last year?! 😂— colleen marie (@CBamaRun) November 1, 2016
At the end of the day, critics of the green cups will be the loudest, but plenty of other people have tweeted to commend Starbucks its powerful call for unity, and of course, because they look nice, too.
yo I love the Starbucks green cups. Sometimes it's hard to remember that at the end of the day we're more alike than different. 👶🏻👦🏼👧🏽👨🏾👩🏿— abigail (@abigailsonger) November 1, 2016
Feels like I'm the only one on earth who loves floral green Starbucks holiday cups 🤔— RANDY RODRIGUEZ (@mr_benzedrine__) November 1, 2016
Again, Starbucks made no mention of when it will launch its beloved and, apparently, widely mourned red cups, but all signs indicate that it'll be soon after Election Day. In the meantime, all we can do is hope that the message of coming together as a community isn't drowned out by all of the complaining.
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