I wasn’t going to say anything and I normally don’t chime in when it comes to random happenings on the interwebs but…
People are seriously mad about theRed Cup? I’m still trying to understand how the color of a cup takes away the meaning of Christmas. That’s the most comical thing I’ve heard all week! I mean…why would you be offended? What did that pretty, red cup do to you? To be honest, this is probably one of my favorite cups from Starbucks. I get it. It’s plain and red—but it’s also bold and fun!This photo sums up my sentiments…EXACTLY!
The fact that the color of a cup is even an issue (especially to Christians) is troubling and still comical at the same time. There is too much going on in the world to allow the color of a cup dictate my Christmas, my Christian faith, my holiday experience, or my indulgence in
sugary skinny coffee drinks this holiday season. Here are more reasons why I feel this whole “red cup” fiasco is silly:
Children are starving. Girls in developing countries are experiencing FGM. Veterans are homeless. There's no cure for cancer. #ItsJustACup
— Erin (@erinmcguireee) November 10, 2015
A Christian SHOULD be the least offended person you know. It is called being full of grace. #ItsJustACup Matt 5:38-42
— Shawn Beaty (@shawnbeaty) November 10, 2015
3 things that matter more than the new Starbucks cups: 1. Cancer 2. World hunger 3. Racism/ sexism #ItsJustACup
— łįbbÿkät (@libbyorth) November 10, 2015
I was saved by Jesus, not a latte. A cup doesn’t determine Christmas. You do. #IStandWithStarbucks #ItsJustACup pic.twitter.com/v98Gm3KKfR
— • Amanda Woodward • (@hey_its_manders) November 10, 2015
By doing a little research I found some very interesting facts about Starbucks that deserve the energy (but in a positive way) that these red cups have received over the past few weeks.
Starbucks is all about Creating Pathways to Opportunity:
Bringing people together, helping provide education and employment opportunities and making a difference in people’s lives – it’s all part of being a good neighbor and a sustainable company. Starbucks, even as a public company, has always believed that we can balance profitability and a social conscience.
Starbucks opportunities include:
- Opportunity for Youth
- Community Stores
- Starbucks Foundation
- Community Service
- Veterans and Military Support
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Starbucks College Achievement Plan
- Farming Communities
- Create Jobs for USA
Hey #StarbucksRedCup, it’s not you. It’s THEM! With that being said, I’m heading over to Starbucks to indulge in a “skinny” Chestnut Praline Latte. In a RED CUP!