Starbucks, on Sunday, addressed criticism for removing symbols of the Christmas season from its cups, and making them just plain red with the company logo. Starbucks reportedly came under fire from a Christian group in the U.S. which accused the coffee company of waging a “war on Christmas.” Starbucks removed the usual array of decorative images…
Starbucks reportedly said in a statement Sunday that it tries “to create a culture of belonging, inclusion and diversity,” adding that the cup is meant to be a “blank canvas” that encourages “customers to tell their Christmas stories in their own way.”
Joshua Feuerstein — a former pastor who calls himself a “social media personality” — posted a video on Facebook last week, criticizing Starbucks for removing “Christmas from their cups because they hate Jesus.”
In an email to CNNMoney Sunday, Feuerstein noted that his video has had more than 10 million views.
“I think Starbucks has gotten the message that the Christian majority in this country has awakened and are demanding that our voice be heard,” Feuerstein reportedly wrote.