Starbucks Green Cup Causing Trouble


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Liz King , writer

The holiday season has finally arrived, and what better way than to enjoy a nice steaming cup of Starbucks coffee.

Starbucks has always delighted customers with their limited edition red holiday cups, but recently they have released a green cup that has been causing a real stir.

Morgan Amos 10th grader at Ashley Ridge said “I’m so excited. I’ve been waiting all year”.

The introduction to the green cup came November 1st, 2016 from Seattle-based graphic designer Shogo Ota. The green cup displays many different figures and faces all holding a cup of coffee while chatting.

The company says “it’s meant to be a symbol of unity, and to encourage us to be good to each other.”

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says the cups are meant to serve as a “Reminder of our shared values” and foster a sense of community during a “divisive time in our country.”

People took to Twitter “Now that beloved diversity has blown up in our faces, the libs @Starbucks have begun shilling for unity. lol, how typical.”— Philip Bordogna (@BordognaPhilip) November 1, 2016

@Starbucks Screw you. My coffee should NOT (and does NOT) come with political brainwashing. I dropped @Starbucks like a hot rock.”— #ScrewStarbucks (@RadioAnna) November 1, 2016

People have taken this situation very seriously, and some are quite offended. Starbucks has revealed that the green cup is not for the holidays, but to mark as a symbol of unity for people during the election.

Let’s just hope our holiday lattes are served in our traditional red cup!