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.
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.”
I’m going to be buying tons of Starbucks if indeed their cups are pushing the gay agenda.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Christian Kiefer (@xiankiefer) November 17, 2017
Last year Starbucks attacked religion and this year they├óΓé¼Γäóre pushing gay agenda? Seriously? Who cares ├░┼╕╦£ΓÇÜ it├óΓé¼Γäós not contagious. Drink your damn coffee and find something more important to worry about
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ kirstyn (@kirstysimp) November 17, 2017
Ban Starbucks for not supporting everyone and pushing one idealism upon us all! Just another Progressive Liberal company owner pushing their divisive agenda upon everyone who is not a liberal or may disagree with gay lifestyle. Let Liberals buy the cool aid from Starbucks! Ban!
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Michael Crowell (@Michael22973515) November 17, 2017
I don├óΓé¼Γäót believe anyone is stupid enough to think the Starbucks cup has a gay couple on it.
I think the outrage was manufactured by the media industrial complex.
Nobody is mad at Starbucks. They just want us to watch their shows and retweet their shit.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Heather Anne Campbell (@heathercampbell) November 17, 2017
I can├óΓé¼Γäót tell the genders of the people holding hands, on this cup, could be an abomination, better not risk it. ├░┼╕┬ñ┬ú
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Linda Edgar (@syboneze) November 12, 2017
The new Starbucks cup has lesbian couple on it. Rom 1:26 “because of this,God gave them over to shameful lust”…
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Jimmy H Peralez (@h_peralez) November 2, 2017
It├óΓé¼Γäós true. I was heterosexual when I woke up Tuesday morning. But then after stopping at Starbucks for a Caramel Br├â┬╗l├â┬⌐e (seriously people….try this! So good) I became gay. Who else am I to blame but that damn paper cup?!?
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Erika (@els9874) November 17, 2017
“These plain red Starbucks cups are anti-Christmas and anti-Christian!”
“Green Starbucks cups?!? Fuck you, you Jesus-hating monsters!!”
“All that Christmas cheer and hand holding is pretty gay…”
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Devon Irelan (@DevonIrelan) November 17, 2017
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’re happy you enjoy the new campaign, Rufus! ├░┼╕ΓÇÖ┼í
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) November 13, 2017
We see you, Starbucks! That’s the “no comment” of the social media world!
[Image via Starbucks/Instagram.]