Starbucks’ new unity cup accused of taking Jesus out of Christmas on Twitter
It’s that time of the year, you know, the time of year when no matter what Starbucks colors or illustrates their cups, someone gets offended. Are such reactions justified or justi-silly?
It appears some people have confused a “unity” cup that Starbucks has released in November, to be a Christmas cup. Starbucks says, “Uh, no. It’s a green cup about unity.”
A single line connects the figures. A coffee farmer, a family, a barista, friends embracing. A mosaic of more than a hundred people drawn in one continuous stroke is featured on a new Starbucks green cup.
The new green cup is available exclusively in U.S. Starbucks stores starting today (November 1), for a limited time while supplies last.
“The green cup and the design represent the connections Starbucks has as a community with its partners (employees) and customers. 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,” said Howard Schultz, chairman and ceo.
Starbucks commissioned artist Shogo Ota to create the artwork. His threaded design represents shared humanity and connection, serving as a symbol for stitching people together as a united community. Discover more about the artist here from our friends at 1912 Pike.
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— Jazmine H (@JazzHandd) November 1, 2016
Y'all Jesus is red not green. RT if you think Starbucks hates Jesus and Christmas!!!!!!!
— Tait Welsh (@taitor_tot) November 2, 2016
— Mark Koschwitz (@Koschmar) November 2, 2016
— Alex Lewis (@the_alex_lewis) November 1, 2016
Taking Jesus out of Christmas? If your relationship with God can be altered by a Starbucks cup it wasn't that strong to begin with boo
— Spoopy Sonia (@sonia_hawkss) November 2, 2016