Please chill, internet. It’s only Nov. 1 and we’re already fighting about Starbucks cups.
Rumors were flying on Tuesday after Starbucks released a limited-edition green cup to encourage everyone to be good to one another. Instead of feelings of goodwill, the cup sparked a fake internet fight and a ton of confusion.
The company told Mashable in a statement on Monday that they will be releasing a green cup on Tuesday “for a limited time while supplies last.” Mashable initially skipped on the opportunity to write this story because, to be perfectly honest, it’s not that interesting.
“On Nov. 1, Starbucks stores in the U.S. will feature a green cup that represents the connections we have as a community. Its meant to be a symbol of unity, and encourage us to be good to each other. Artist Shogo Otas design represents humanity and connection, serving as a symbol for bringing people together as a united community,” the company said in a statement.
People mistook the green cup for a replacement of the red holiday cup that the company typically releases in November, and mass confusion ensued.
Starbucks is actually releasing its holiday cups later this month. Earlier this week, a few photos surfaced showing boxes arriving at Starbucks locations with signs telling employees not to peek at the upcoming design.
“No peeking until November 10,” is printed on the side of the box with a red background.
Well, someone allegedly peeked.
It also doesn’t help that some people sarcastically tweeted that they were pissed off at the color of the green cups, and a few media companies rolled with the manufactured outrage.
(1of 2) A few hours ago I sarcastically tweeted that Starbucks was taking the Jesus out of Christmas with the green cups.
Jazmine H (@JazzHandd) November 1, 2016
Let’s not forget that last year people were enraged because Starbucks’ red holiday cups weren’t Christmas-y enough.
UPDATE: Nov. 1, 2016, 4:34 p.m. EDT A spokesperson for Starbucks confirmed its holiday plans are still under wraps and declined to comment on the color of its upcoming holiday cups.
“During a divisive time in our country, Starbucks wanted to create a symbol of unity as a reminder of our shared values,” Starbucks CEO and chairman Howard Schultz said in a statement.
So Starbucks basically released a cup encouraging everyone to get along and the nation got into a big fight. So very 2016.
Originally found athttp://mashable.com/
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