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2016 Starbucks Holiday Cups are Almost here!

The 2016 Starbucks Holiday Cups

It's almost that time of the year again! The time where Starbucks declares war on Christmas by releasing it's absolutely horrible and offensive red cups that caused an uproar during Christmas of 2015. 

Let's take a look at the satanic "Christmas" cup that Starbucks so boldly released last year...

2015 Starbucks Holiday Cups

Absolutely horrible...right?  Wrong.

Knowing the internet, they will be meticulously searching for something to get offended about when the new cups are released this year.  

Proceeding the 2016 Christmas Cups, Starbucks announced a new limited-edition cup featuring a “mosaic of more than a hundred people drawn in one continuous stroke.” As you may have noticed, it’s green, unlike the traditional “red cups” the coffee company serves every year around the holidays.

And guess what...people are still mad! According to US Magazine, a Twitter user said,

“What the hell, @Starbucks. All these faces on my green cup and not a one of them looks like Santa or Jesus. WHY DO YOU STILL HATE CHRISTMAS,” one upset customer tweeted, while another dubbed the new design “political brainwashing” and demanded “I want snowflakes.”

Now, they are probably kidding, but you never know these days.  Let's take a look at the cups that are already beginning to cause quite the stir.  We like them, what do you think?

2015 Starbucks Mosaic Green Cup2016 Green Upstander Starbucks Cup

These cups are part of the Upstander Campaign recently launched by Starbucks.  According to Starbucks, the Upstander Campaign is best described as,

Upstanders is an original collection of short stories, films and podcasts sharing the experiences of Upstanders – ordinary people doing extraordinary things to create positive change in their communities. Produced by Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran, the Upstanders series helps inspire us to be better citizens.

Now, we may be blind and these cups must be what people are seeing.  This would be the only way that they could be justifiably offended.

Starbucks Satanic Cups 2016

These cups are only around from November 1st until November 10th, when we will get to see the 2016 Starbucks Holiday Cups...

Baristas are not supposed to peek at the cups, but they usually love doing what they're not supposed to do...


- 'Tis the Season - #tobeapartner #nopeeking

A photo posted by Mary Beth 💕 (@mbgraza) on



Without futher ado, these are the 2016 Starbucks Holiday Cups. Beautiful, right?

These are the 2016 Starbucks Holiday Cups2016 Starbucks Christmas Cups Leaked

What do you think of the Holiday Cups this year? Do you think Starbucks learned from the outrage last year? Or do you think that people who get mad and offended over a cup design need something better to do with their lives? Let us know!