Ah, November. Fall is winding down and soon the holiday season will be upon us. You know, the joyous time of year where we all put aside our differences and join together in a blind outrage over something silly, like paper coffee cups. It seems that the newest cups at Starbucks are causing quite the stir.
On Tuesday, Starbucks announced the arrival of its new limited edition green cup that features "a mosaic of more than a hundred people drawn in one continuous stroke.” These are not meant to replace the chain's holiday cups (which will be red, as they are every year), but instead are a separate thing intended to "celebrate community."
“During a divisive time in our country, Starbucks wanted to create a symbol of unity as a reminder of our shared values, and the need to be good to each other,” Starbucks CEO and Chairman Howard Schultz said in a press release.
And, in the spirit of community, the good people of the internet joined hands to shout their anger over these cups from the rooftop.
Some people (WHO CLEARLY DID NOT READ THE PRESS RELEASE) assumed that these cups were for Christmas. (Again, they're not.)
Others accused the chain of "political brainwashing."
And some folks were just downright hostile.
This is what Starbucks gets for trying to do something nice.