Social Media Images that Perfectly Summarize how Ridiculous the #WarOnChristmas Is [Starbucks Controversy]

In an effort to not offend anyone, Starbucks has managed to cause a great controversy! Unlike previous years designs which included stars, snowflakes or snowmen, this year’s holiday cup is just a red cup. This has outraged many people who see this as an attack on Christianity.


Starbucks released it’s holiday cup on November first. The issue was first raised on November 5th by social media personality Joshua Feurstein, who declared the red cup as an attack on Christ. Media outlets and social media have blown up in response, even Donald Trump addressed the issue at a Rally in Illinois by proposing, “Maybe we should boycott Starbucks”. In less than 5 days, the red cup controversy became one of the top stories in the US – taking the focus away from larger issues.

This controversy caught Starbucks by surprise, who quickly released a statement on November 8, “Starbucks is inviting customers to create their own stories with a red cup that mimics a blank canvas.” And that’s exactly what happened! People responded en masse on social media and were quick to defend the red cup and criticize those who wee offended by it. Take a look at the following images that perfectly summarize just how ridiculous the #waronchristmas actually is.


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“Let’s just use all the colours! That way nobody gets offended!”

Surely this image of the crucifixion will help put Christ back in Christmas.


And nobody is offended by the red solo cup, talk about double standards!

When the war on Christmas is more important than actual wars.

Poor Ricky.

Consumerism is an important part of Christmas.

Taking a look at all the past cups, it’s easy to see why everyone is so offended. Those images of snowflakes and snowmen were very Christan after all.

Let’s just make the cups white and gold! That will definitely not cause any controversy at all

The Simpsons already did it.

If you really want to keep Christ in Christmas then you would forget about a cup and show some love to your fellow human.

Apparently they forgot to complain about that one…

“Starbucks is inviting customers to create their own stories with a red cup that mimics a blank canvas.”

sounds like tumblr

On first Nations Reserves in Canada there has been a boil water advisory for months. But it’s okay, because that cup that we put $5 coffees in is a real slap in the face.

Now that should make everybody happy.

true say

Apparently a lot of people! #RidiculousPeopleAreRidiculous

Coffee, it’s a miracle, in a red holiday cup!

right in the feels

Now that’s more like it!

“Starbucks is inviting customers to create their own stories with a red cup that mimics a blank canvas.”

No need to go to church this Sunday. You can now worship the red cup of Christ.

SJW. Why can’t you people ever be happy?

The devil made me do it.

If people are offending your religion, then why don’t you just pray for them to stop?

Yup, she went there.

Hypocrites rejoice! You can not put a #waronchristmas ornament on your Christmas tree!

take the high road.

Me too Kermit, me too.

The Grinch who stole Christmas

Making sure not to offend Christians, McDonald’s was smart to put snowflakes on their holiday Christmas cups!

It’s a good thing they cleared that one up, how embarrassing would it be if we acknowledged other religions holidays.

Some sanity

The lost commandment


Donald Trump would say otherwise.

There is a lot wrong with this country.


Be offended by something that matters.

The most powerful weapon

…but those religions aren’t real. #joking.

Clearly this is what Starbucks wanted to say when they designed the red cup.

TIL That landfills are built to prevent items from biodegrading to keep from contaminating groundwater, releasing methane gas, and causing unstable soil conditions. When you toss the cup, this is the likely designation. Meanwhile, if you compost that red cup, it will biodegrade in about a month. Take care of the environment, it’s important.

Think of the Elves!

Let’s just make Hanukkah cups. Eight days of gifts, delicious latte gifts!

The redesigned holiday logo for Starbucks’ red cups. If you’re going to offend someone, you might as well do it right!

Chai Tea Latte, so delicious, so evil!

“Starbucks is inviting customers to create their own stories with a red cup that mimics a blank canvas.”

The flying spaghetti monster was behind this the whole time

The red x-mas cup

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