Starbucks’ Holiday Cups Spark Debate Over The Company’s Alleged ‘Gay Agenda’!

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Is Starbucks secretly pushing a “gay agenda” via their holiday cups??

That is the debate currently underway thanks to a theory circulating around the internet about the new seasonal cups. While the cup in question features only a pair of holding hands, BuzzFeed reporter Venessa Wong has linked those hands to the animated lesbian couple featured in Starbucks’ commercial about the holiday design.

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Wong discussed her theory for a piece published earlier this week, as she wrote:

“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.”

And it seems Venessa isn’t alone in her theory as many have taken to Twitter to weigh in on the controversial design. Let’s just say the reactions have been — mixed:

Starbucks has remained strategically coy about the gender of the drawings on the cup, but DID released the following statement:

“Each year during the holidays we aim to bring our customers an experience that inspires the spirit of the season, and we will continue to embrace and welcome customers from all backgrounds and religions in our stores around the world.”

Translation: There’s no “gay agenda,” rather they’re simply promoting the ideology of inclusiveness. DUH.

Still, the company is certainly milking the attention, as they responded to one customer:

We see you, Starbucks! That’s the “no comment” of the social media world!

[Image via Starbucks/Instagram.]

Nov 17, 2017 2:41pm PDT

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