Sign up for our newsletter and get a curated list of the top trending stories and exclusive rewards every day.

Trending Topics

Get the MTL Blog app

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play
Everyone Is Freaking Out About The New Starbucks Holiday Cups, Here's Why

Every year when the new Starbucks holidays cups come out, someone finds a reason to get offended by them. 

First they were too "Christmassy", then they weren't "Christmassy" enough, then people thought Starbucks was waging a war on Christmas.

READ ALSO: Proof That Montreal's STM Escalators Are Extremely Dangerous

And it's not just Starbucks, McDonald's has also been accused of releasing risky designs, like this one that looked a lot like man bending over and spreading his butt-cheeks.

But now some people are freaking out over what seems to be a pretty innocent design. 

Sure it has some Christmas references, but that's not whats's pissing people off. Pathetically enough, it's these hands they are bothered by:

Why you ask? Well because some people are saying that those hands on the cup may or not be of a same-sex couple.

It's also hinted at in this promo video that shows two women holding the same coffee. 

Fox news even went as far as accusing Starbucks of pushing ‘gay agenda’.

However Starbucks claims their cup was intentionally designed so their customers can interpret it in their own way. So whatever these people are getting offended by, perhaps it's all in their own head. 

More from MTL Blog

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.