Really? Are people really grousing about Starbucks holiday coffee cups?
Yes, apparently so.
Joshua Feuerstein, a former pastor who calls himself a “social media personality” (there’s a clue right there), posted a video on Facebook last week, accusing Starbucks of taking “Christ and Christmas off of their brand new cups.”
That’s just not true, because the original design of the cups had NO religious iconography in the first place, so Starbucks hasn’t removed anything “Christian” from the cups. Also, Starbucks sells a “Christmas blend,” and it’s called “CHRISTMAS blend” for cryin’ out loud. So it doesn’t look like Starbucks has “removed Christ” at all. He’s right there, in the name of one of Starbucks’ seasonal blends (see below).
I suspect Feuerstein is deliberately scamming people. I think he’s just trying to build a brand for his social media, increase his hits and followers, and maybe even raise some cash from gullible people.