Typically, I would strongly and firstly advise all to go to Starbucks for holiday survival. Something about their Gingerbread Lattes and Peppermint Mochas make every holiday seem sweet, loving and warm. But, their red cup PLAYED A MAJOR PART IN THAT DELUSIONAL THOUGHT. Starbucks ‘color me in yourself’ holiday cup that was launched this 2017 holiday season is enough to have me consider boycotting. My advice: decide if you love or hate Starbucks because their 2017 holiday cups and carry on.
Yea, yea…we all know the holiday cups of Starbucks over the past few of years (well, since 2009 to be exact – see infographic) have drawn major scrutiny, but the fact that people have time to actually complain about this shit on social media to the point that Starbucks has had to essentially entirely rebrand their entire design EVERY YEAR for nearly a decade, in which their intent was to simply show some holiday spirit, is comical and sad at the same time. But forgoing the traditional holiday colors in general, which a good majority of Starbuck loyalists have held for years as their favorite and adore this specialty cup, by debuting a holiday cup that is basically an outlined coloring book that allows for people to submit their own designs is by far one of the most moronic things I have ever heard of. WTF cares what people want to color these cups as? Is this Starbucks way of saying ‘hey, we think you all could use some color therapy so lets just give you a stencil outline on a cup that will 99% surely be soggy from its wet contents that have likely been coating the walls of said cup by the time you finish it” (with no providing of colored pencils mind you but oh yea everybody just carries those in their car right? Moms, I am not only talking to you – trust me, non-moms rarely have these emergency supplies on hand)? And to top it off, it seems as though Starbucks expects Picasso to turn his in for some PC acceptable design!? Think again.
SHOCKER: people have once again found fault with this cup. As if all of that were not enough, to reiterate, the worst part is that Starbucks HAS YET AGAIN been slammed for now apparently promoting homosexual lifestyles with this /drawing/ – are people serious? Shameful. Have some respect for your coffee providing, addicting worthy Starbucks and just go get a coloring book or whatever you need to do if their cup design is going to ruffle your feathers this much. Despite my undying affection for anything and everything Starbucks, this lack luster approach of compromising the brand that they, not anyone else, built on their own has not only depressed me but totally disheartened me: Starbucks – keep truckin’ baby – people are gonna hate. Are you going to stop serving iced lattes next? I can’t even.
As quoted in one article about these DIY holiday cups for 2017 with red accents, “This years cup is intentionally designed to encourage our customers to add their own color and illustrations,” Leanne Fremar, executive creative director for Starbucks, said in a statement. “We love the idea of everyone making this year’s cup their own.” Brave, Starbucks, but one quick Q: who the F has time to color therapy their Starbucks cup when they can’t even find time to brew their own coffee? Just saying. See this image of their holiday cup changing movement since 2009 – REALLY? Starbucks runs most GG’s lives: can everyone please stop consuming the news feeds about this and either accept it and guzzle it or boycott and zip it.