Starbucks' new holiday cups are coming under fire - for possibly depicting the hands of a lesbian couple.
The holiday cup line was launched with a commercial showing a range of ages, races and sexualities. It ends with two women embracing over a cup of piping hot coffee.
While it was celebrated by many, the simple display of inclusiveness has - sadly and predictably - led to outrage from some of the more closed-minded parts of the web.
BuzzFeed wrote that “while people who follow both Starbucks holiday cup news and LGBT issues celebrated the video, the ordinary Starbucks customer probably didn't realize the cup might have a gay agenda.”
The campaign's opening line read: “The holidays mean something different for everyone.”
But one Twitter user quoted a Bible verse as a criticism of the campaign, writing: “the new Starbucks cup has lesbian couple on it. Rom 1:26 ‘because of this, God gave them over to shameful lust'…”
The new Starbucks cup has lesbian couple on it. Rom 1:26 “because of this,God gave them over to shameful lust”...
— Jimmy H Peralez (@h_peralez) November 2, 2017
And others used a clip for the ad or picture of the new cup with the hashtag #BoycottStarbucks and some made it a political statement.
So glad McDonald's has an awesome Caramel Macchiato. I had missed them since I was boycotting Starbucks for treating Trump supporters so badly. #BoycottStarbucks
— Educated Deplorable (@GarrisonTera) November 16, 2017
Starting to look like it will be a homemade cookie #Christmas instead of #ChristmasShopping for #BoycottNFL shirts, #BoycottKeurig pods and machines, #BoycottStarbucks cups.
Don't they realize Conservatives have the good jobs and money and the #Occupy children don't have JOBS?]]>🤣