Starbucks’ “Controversial” Red Cups Are Having The Last Laugh
Remember Satan’s coffee cup – yes, the plain red ones by Starbucks that weren’t acting Merry enough? Turns out the only thing controversial about the cups was the so called “nontroversy”.
A recent statistic study done by a social media analytics firm called Spredfast reveals that no one gave a flying frappe about the cups. The results showed that “when the red cups debuted, there was “no evidence” that Christians were offended, or voraciously posting about how anti-religious the new plain cups were”, reports Foodbeast.
— Frances Matlock (@chefmodelactor) November 10, 2015
Yes yes, we know, the social media sphere went bananas when a rather ticked off evangelic, Joshua Feurestein, posted a video on Facebook urging people to boycott the cups. But like the stats suggest, this man was the only one who was upset and his public outrage caused more outrage than the innocent cups!
Starbucks REMOVED CHRISTMAS from their cups because they hate Jesus … SO I PRANKED THEM … and they HATE IT!!!! #shareUse #MERRYCHRISTMASSTARBUCKSFollow –> Joshua Feuerstein
Posted by Joshua Feuerstein on Thursday, November 5, 2015
Calm Your Horses!
When Starbucks was done laughing its head off, the company came out in the open to defend its design, which was definitely not a political statement.
If anything, the plain space provided more space for creativity for the holiday cup contest.
No Flying Frappes Were Given
The only people who actually cared were Feurestein, Donald Trump and people who wanted to kill time between Halloween and Thanksgiving. But eventually everyone realized that #itsjustacup.
— Jen (@mjsawr) November 11, 2015