Dublin: 15 °C Wednesday 24 July, 2024

Here's why people are NOT happy with Starbucks' new red cup design

They’re not in many people’s good books.

ONE OF THE biggest signs that Christmas has arrived is the appearance of the Starbucks red cups.

The cups have been given a makeover this year, with a plain red ombre design.

S1cfdaK8-5616-3744 Starbucks Starbucks

The coffee giant says that the colour is bright bright poppy above, into a darker cranberry below.

The vice president of design and content for the company, Jeffrey Fields, said that the departure from a specific narrative was purposeful.

In the past, we have told stories with our holiday cups designs. This year we wanted to usher in the holidays with a purity of design that welcomes all of our stories.

This didn’t go down too well with some religious people, angry at the absence of Christmas symbols


A conservative MP in Britain, David Burrowes, said “the Starbucks coffee cup change smells more of political correctness than a consumer-led change”, while the Christian Institute said

What is it about Christmas that Starbucks are afraid of celebrating? They should get involved and stop being scrooges.

Some people said they would boycott the shop, while others began telling baristas their name was Merry Christmas so they had to write it on the cup.

Then there were the messers who thought it was all one big overreaction

Well DONE Starbucks, you’ve ruined it all.

This Starbucks barista used sign language to help a drive-thru customer>

Starbucks just created a drink that tastes like the milk at the end of your cereal

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.