Every holiday there seems to be some sort of internet 'controversy' about holiday items. This year the conversation begins with Starbuck's new green cups.
A mosaic of about 100 people appear on a green Starbucks holiday cup released Tuesday.
“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.
The cup was designed by artist Shoga Ota, and so far on social media there are mixed reactions.
If your offended by the green #starbucks cups please throw yourself off a bridge— Marine Zograbyan (@TAINTEDLUVV) November 1, 2016
But don't worry! The red cups are almost here, we will not have the green cups all holiday season.
Last week, Reddit user DasUberSquid shared a photo of Starbucks red holiday cup in the r/Starbucks subreddit, with the title "I peeked." The cup features a traditional holiday design customers will be familiar with.
In 2015, the holiday cup’s design was more simplistic: an ombre from bright red to dark cranberry. People took to social media to proclaim the plain look was part of the "war on Christmas."
The red cups hit stores on Nov. 10.