Starbucks has come out with their newest holiday themed cup and it seems to be taking a threatening stance on Christmas.
“This year we wanted to usher in the holidays with a purity of design that welcomes all of our stories.” Starbucks vice president of design and content says.
Despite the innocent and welcoming design, many Christians feel as if it is anti-Christmas. Nobody ever sees the Jewish complaining about how “Happy Hanukah” isn’t included on every store window. There are many religions here in the U.S, but none of them are catered to like Christianity.
“The cup is symbolic of a larger war against Christianity in this country.” Feuerstein, an evangelist, said.
Although Christians were persecuted at one point in time, this is 2015. With Christianity being the dominant religion in the U.S, it doesn’t make sense to think they are the ones being attacked rather than taking other religions into consideration during the holiday season.
“Starbucks is trying to remain neutral and be culturally sensitive to everyone by leaving them blank. You are offended that they don’t say Merry Christmas, but Jewish people would be offended if it only said that, not Happy Hanukkah. So they are leaving them blank so they can’t offend anyone.” A Twitter commenter said.
If the tables were turned and all they saw on every street corner was “Happy Hanukkah”, how would they feel? It would be reasonable to feel offended and underrepresented.
“Starbucks will continue to embrace and welcome customers from all backgrounds and religions in our stores around the world.” Starbucks said, in a recent press release.
Starbucks never was a Christian-based company and never included any Jesus designs on their cups. All in all, the red cup delivers a warm message of inclusion that can do no wrong.