With Bill O'Reilly banished from the nation's airwaves and President Trump issuing an executive order forcing American retailers to greet customers with "Merry Christmas" from mid-October until the last college bowl game is played, I was beginning to worry that we wouldn't have a war on Christmas to fight this year. Well, thank God the folks over at Buzzfeed have discovered that this year's Starbucks Christmas cup DEPICTS A LESBIAN COUPLE HOLDING HANDS!!!!!!
Seriously. It's a cartoon drawing. It shows two arms wearing sweaters and they are holding hands. I don't know what makes Buzzfeed think they're lesbians. Or even women for that matter. I don't see any red nailpolish on either one.
Of all the ginned up controversies we deal with in America, this one has to be the dumbest. It started a few years back when Starbucks came out with a plain red cup for the annual holiday cup and people lost their freaking minds. Now personally, I would have to go in for my weekly Caramel Brulee Frappucino (I'm addicted. Don't judge me.) even if Starbucks poured it into a mason jar. But I'm amazed at how many people ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT THIS. Naturally, I have one liberal friend who adored the red cups. Other people were calling for yet another unsuccessful boycott of Starbucks for their blasphemy.
We spend so much time in our society ripping each other to shreds over imagined offenses, can't we set them aside during the holiday season - I mean Christmas!!!!
No, clearly we can't. Because everything is political now. From the cable news network you watch to the big box store you shop in to the way Target decides to display their children's linens.