Madison Malone Kircher/Tech InsiderEarlier this November, Starbucks kicked off the holiday season with its highly anticipated red cups — but now, thanks to a viral Facebook video, some people aren't feeling too cheery about this year's festive cup design.
After ordering a drink at Starbucks, Josh Feuerstein, a self-proclaimed American evangelist and internet personality, discovered that the 2015 Starbucks cups are just red, instead of decorated with ornaments or reindeer as they have been in past years.
Feuerstein was displeased to find that the cups didn't say "Merry Christmas" on them, so when the barista asked for his name, he said it was "Merry Christmas," forcing the Starbucks employee to write the holiday sentiment on his cup.
Here's a look at the video.
"Starbucks REMOVED CHRISTMAS from their cups because they hate Jesus ... SO I PRANKED THEM ... and they HATE IT!!!!," Feuerstein captioned the video.
Starbucks REMOVED CHRISTMAS from their cups because they hate Jesus ... SO I PRANKED THEM ... and they HATE IT!!!! #shareUse #MERRYCHRISTMASSTARBUCKSFollow --> Joshua FeuersteinPosted by Joshua Feuerstein on Thursday, November 5, 2015
#MerryChristmasStarbucks Just don't buy it; boycott em - takin away the money is the best way to teach a lesson.— Kat Ozkosar (@KatOzkosar) November 8, 2015
*Toby Keith releases 'Red Solo Cup'* "RED CUPS ARE THE GREATEST!" *Starbucks uses red cups* "BOO PLAIN RED CUPS!" #MerryChristmasStarbucks— Nick Houser (@Nick_Houser) November 7, 2015