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Is Starbucks pushing the 'gay agenda' on their holiday cups?

Here we go again...

Is Starbucks pushing the 'gay agenda' on their holiday cups?
Starbucks' holiday cup is stirring up controversy - again. | Photo: Twitter/Starbucks

Another holiday season, another Starbucks controversy.

It seems the coffee company can’t go one winter without angering people because of their holiday cups.

Last year it was because the cups were green, this year it’s because they feature an anonymous couple holding hands who may or may not be gay. The outrage.

There’s perhaps credence to the idea (and if so, hurray!) – their seasonal advert this year features a lesbian couple.

Regardless, however, it’s impossible to state one way or another the sexuality of the hand-holding couple on the cup. Which is what makes this year’s ‘controversy’ so particularly absurd.

Some, though, are staunch in their stance against Starbucks. And yet again, there’s a call to boycott the company.

On the other hand, some are pointing out the ridiculousness of this whole conversation. Oh, and the Keurig controversy too.

And then, finally, there are those of us fully embracing the ‘gay agenda’.

Of course, they could always be gayer.

Starbucks’ past LGBTI support

Starbucks is a company known for supporting LGBTI rights.

This year, they flew a rainbow flag over their headquarters for Seattle Pride.

Last year, for London pride, they made rainbow latte art.

So I suppose if I had to guess, I’m definitely going with the gay agenda theory. And making sure I get my Starbucks this weekend.

They also provided a vague comment to BuzzFeed about all the bah humbug:

Each year during the holidays we aim to bring our customers an experience that inspires the spirit of the season, and we will continue to embrace and welcome customers from all backgrounds and religions in our stores around the world

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