It's no secret that coffee has become a daily necessity for parents. Every year, moms everywhere look forward to getting their coffee with a dash of holiday spirit in the seasonal Starbucks red cups. But this year, coffee isn't the only thing that's brewing. The coffee giant's new design brings controversy with religious conservatives angry over the minimalist all-red look while others take to Twitter saying #ItsJustACup.
"Did you read about Starbucks? No more 'Merry Christmas' on Starbucks," Trump told thousands at a pre-debate rally in Springfield, Illinois. "Maybe we should boycott Starbucks. I don't know. Seriously, I don't care."
Trump then said that if he becomes president, everyone will be saying "Merry Christmas" again.
In previous years, the holiday cups have featured winter scenes, snowflakes (snowflakes are Christian?!) and Christmas ornaments. While critics see the design as a way to strip Christian messages from the holiday season, Starbucks say the new cup allows customers to individualize the blank canvas by creating their own drawings and messages.
We put together Starbucks cup designs from 2009 to 2014. See the evolution here:
Enter the recently trending #ItsJustACup. Many are arguing that there are more important things to worry about.
Children are starving. Girls in developing countries are experiencing FGM. Veterans are homeless. There's no cure for cancer. #ItsJustACup