Trees, snowflakes, snowman, and santa went missing from Starbucks Christmas plain red cups this season sparking a social media frenzy with thousands of controversial conversations coming on the hashtag #MerryChristmasStarbucks
A Facebook video was posted by Joshua Feuerstein on Nov. 5, claiming that “Starbucks removed Christmas from their cups because they hate Jesus.”
Feuerstein launched a campaign on social media calling upon followers to ask Starbucks to write “Merry Christmas” on the cups instead of writing customers’ names. His video reached 14 million views in five days.
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
Social media reacted quickly, but it’s not negative as it appears:
The hashtag #MerryChristmasStarbucks received around 15,000 tweets. After analyzing the stream, it is not really negative towards Starbucks, but funny and mocking the anti-campaign.
— wendy mason (@wenm2911) November 8, 2015
— Jose Morales (@coinkofficial) November 6, 2015
— Jay Carr (@Jay_Carr) November 6, 2015
Customers launched another hashtag cheering for the new Starbucks Christmas plain red cups #StarbucksRedCups
With over 3500 photos on Instagram and 970 tweets
— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) November 10, 2015
— Christopher (@CFSV) November 2, 2015
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