Starbucks Christmas Cup Is Green For ‘Politics’, What Could Go Wrong?

Starbucks cup photographed on October 26, 2016. (Joshua Trujillo/Starbucks)

The Presidential election campaign is so close, to celebrate the end (of the world) Starbucks commissioned an artist to create a limited edition coffee cup which shows unity and community. Unfortunately people aren’t impressed…

ERIN MARY Doyle
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According to Starbucks the “threaded design represents shared humanity and connection, serving as a symbol for stitching people together as a united community”.

“The green cup and the design represent the connections Starbucks has as a community with its partners (employees) and customers. During a divisive time in our country, Starbucks wanted to create a symbol of unity as a reminder of our shared values, and the need to be good to each other,” said Howard Schultz, chairman and ceo.

Some people loved the cup:

Some people didn’t appreciate Starbucks pushing unity on their morning coffee:

Early last year, Starbucks had a campaign that encouraged baristas to talk about race relations with customers. Called #RaceTogether the campaign was widely mocked from the start, with critics accusing the company of using racial tension to sell coffee.