Starbucks under fire over holiday cups that 'feature same-sex couples' hands'

Starbucks under fire over holiday cups that 'feature same-sex couples' hands'

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'…”

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.


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