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Starbucks’ Holiday Cup Feature Lesbian Couple, Sparked Controversy On Twitter
By Izza Sofia, 20 Nov 2017
Starbucks’ new holiday cups are getting slammed for possibly depicting the hands of a lesbian couple.
The holiday cup line was launched with a short clip showing a range of ages, races and sexualities. The video ended with two women embracing over a cup of piping hot coffee.
While it was celebrated by many, the simple display of inclusiveness has sadly led to outrage from some who are not as open-minded.
BuzzFeed wrote that “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.”
One Twitter user quoted a Bible verse as a criticism of the campaign, writing, “The new Starbucks cup has lesbian couple on it. Rom 1:26 ‘because of this, God gave them over to shameful lust.’” Others used a clip for the ad or picture of the new cup with the hashtag #BoycottStarbucks.
Starbucks has not confirmed or denied anything but said in a statement it aims “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.”
The new Starbucks cup has lesbian couple on it. Rom 1:26 “because of this,God gave them over to shameful lust”...— Jimmy H Peralez (@h_peralez) November 2, 2017
[via Verified Politics, opening image via YouTube]
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