Stats Show Starbucks’ Red Cup Controversy Was Bulls**t And No One Was Offended

When Starbucks’ seasonal red cups debuted this fall, people flipped out and called them anti-Christmas because the cups were plain and had no Christmas-heavy design. Well, at least it seemed like people flipped out.

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Daily Dot got some stats from a social media analytics firm called Spredfast, and the results showed that when the red cups debuted, there was “no evidence” that Christians were offended, or voraciously posting about how anti-religious the new plain cups were.

Essentially, no one cared.

Most of the fire was lit after a cell phone video was posted by some dude who looked like he just came from his beer-league softball game.

This guy was pretty much the only one that was pissed and started the “controversy.”

This dude, Joshua Feuerstein, was definitely upset by the red cups and posted a video stating such. After this video went viral, the Twittersphere blew up. People were then outraged by the supposed “outrage.”

Starbucks REMOVED CHRISTMAS from their cups because they hate Jesus … SO I PRANKED THEM … and they HATE IT!!!! #shareUse #MERRYCHRISTMASSTARBUCKSFollow –> Joshua Feuerstein

Posted by Joshua Feuerstein on Thursday, November 5, 2015

More people were pissed off by the people who were supposedly pissed off.

The Feuerstein video was posted, then Twitter conversations about Starbucks shot up by 131 percent with over 861,000 Tweets. Suddenly, the Twitterverse found several snarky ways to attack conservatives and all the people who were supposedly anti-red cup.

Starbucks said everyone needs to chill.

Starbucks had to come out, explain and defend the cup design. It wasn’t a political statement. In fact, the plain red cups meant more space for creativity during their holiday cup contest.

One of five red cup contest winners: @sam_thrive360living.

Posted by Starbucks on Friday, November 20, 2015

Red cup contest entrant: @killerpeachy

Posted by Starbucks on Friday, November 20, 2015

Red cup contest entrant: @jacqmccull

Posted by Starbucks on Friday, November 20, 2015

Even Christians had enough of the “controversy.”

Probably seeing how ridiculous the red cup deal was getting, and knowing they didn’t actually care, some Christians chimed in on Twitter as well.

Mercifully, everyone just stopped caring, because it was stupid.

At its core, the controversy was a battle between Feuerstein, apparenlty Donald Trump and people who were bored enough to add fuel to the fire. But then everyone realized that #itsjustacup.

Sorry, not sorry.

By Isai Rocha

Isai is the self-proclaimed Kanye West of burrito eating. He has a hard time trusting vegans, ranch dressing and especially vegan ranch dressing.

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