INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Starbucks’ holiday-themed coffee cups are prompting a heated debate.
The coffee chain introduces a special cup design each year for the holiday season.
This year’s design is plain red, prompting outrage from some who argue the lack of decoration equals a lack of Christmas spirit and a deliberate attempt to stomp out Christian symbols.
“Do you realize that Starbucks wanted to take Christ and Christmas off of their brand new cups? That’s why they’re just plain red,” Joshua Feuerstein claims in a viral Facebook video.
Posted on Nov. 5, the video has been viewed more than 10 million times in three days.
Starbucks responded in a statement to Breitbart, saying: “Starbucks has become a place of sanctuary during the holidays. We’re embracing the simplicity and the quietness of it. It’s [a] more open way to usher in the holiday.”
For some, the coffee cup is nothing more than that — a simple coffee cup void of controversy.