Conservatives claim Starbucks’ ‘Unity Cup’ shows liberal bias
Even a cup that says “Unity” is somehow a way for Starbucks to signal it’s liberal, say conservatives who see a conspiracy under every cup.
Starbucks says it’s a “Unity Cup” and is supposed to show we’re all connected with more than 100 people drawn with one continuous line on the side of the cup.
But some don’t think the cup is very unifying, claiming it shows a Liberal bias.
One person tweeted: “My coffee should not (and does not) come with political brainwashing. I dropped @starbucks like a hot rock.”
Another wrote: “All Republicans boycott Starbucks.”
…Starbucks came out with the cups on Tuesday, one week before Election Day.
CEO Howard Schultz said in a statement: “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.”
Some criticized the cup, thinking it was the new holiday cup, but photos have leaked out on social media that show another cup to debut later.
It was last year, when Starbucks faced criticism for its plain red cup not being festive enough. A former pastor in Arizona called for a boycott, and Donald Trump weighed in, too: “Maybe we should boycott Starbucks? I don’t know.”