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The Internet Is Freaking Out Over Green Starbucks Cups for Some Reason

Remain calm. It's because of the election. Also, the official colors for Christmas are green AND red, so it's still somewhat Christmas-y.

  • All right, listen up people of the internet. Yes, the Starbucks cups are green. So what? They’re usually white with a green circle and they flipped it. Whoopdeedoo. That’s what people are making out of the Starbucks green cups, a big whoopdeedoo. And it’s not even a big deal. Unlike Bill Murray.

    Okay, so the reason people is freaking out is that on November 1st every year, Starbucks releases its "holiday" cup. This year, because of the election, they released a green one. Didn’t want to appear like they were coming out on a side, as red has come to mean "Republican" and blue has come to mean "Democrat." It's not like they're on the red Republican side anyway – the CEO of Starbucks was on the long list for Hillary’s VP.

    Needless to say, the internet reacted harshly:

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  • The second one later followed up saying she was kidding:

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  • There still might be red cups later. Starbucks shouldn’t have to take a side on this election. Regardless of what Mitt Romney wants you to believe, corporations are not people.

    Starbucks' official 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."

    What do you think? Are the green cups controversy-worthy? Let us know in the comments or @WhatsTrending on Twitter. Also follow us on Medium.

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