Starbucks’ plain red holiday cups stir up controversy

As soon as November came, Starbucks debuted their festive red cups to help coffee lovers get into the Christmas spirit.

However, while the people of the Internet were quick to rejoice in the seasonal change, some people are now saying that they don’t find the cups to be so merry after all.

Last week, former Arizona pastor Joshua Feuerstein discovered that Starbucks had removed “Christmas” from their cups.  As a result, Feuerstein decided to start a movement asking Starbucks goers to state their name as “Merry Christmas.”

A Starbucks spokesperson told The Pulse, “In response to the video, our core values as a company is to create a culture of belonging, inclusion and diversity. Each year during the holidays we aim to bring our customers an experience that inspires the spirit of the season and we will continue to embrace and welcome customers from all backgrounds and religions in our stores around the world.”

Starbucks’ full holiday season menu will be available in stores everywhere on Tuesday.

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