According to Merriam-Webster, offended means: “to cause (a person or group) to feel hurt, angry, or upset by something said or done”… and I just wanted to let you know that:
I am offended!
I see Startbucks is in the news again… and my Facebook feed is full of people complaining about the “lack” of Christmas cheers on Starbucks newest red cup design.
I must be missing something – isn’t red & green Christmas colors? I understand that Starbucks didn’t use reindeer or snow-flakes this year… but I am totally unsure that means they are being “anti-Christmas” / that said, they totally could be “anti-Christmas” and therefore “anti-Christian”. Either-way, I don’t know how you can tell what Starbucks corporate stance is on Christianity from this cup design.
Its been said that Starbucks and other corporations are anti-Christian because they are pro same-sex marriage or instruct their employees not to say “Merry Christmas” during the holiday season – and have even invited people who are anti same sex marriage to not buy Starbucks anymore.
The fact that people are upset at Starbucks red cups – offends me! Imagine what would happen if these same people that are sooooo upset, would focus their energies on “doing good” or using their social media accounts to showcase organizations that they personally support.
I am offended that so many people are quick to point figures at Starbucks, yet are silent on the childhood hunger or homeless issues that exist in the very community they live.
I am offended that “people of faith” would expect or demand every organization to adhere to their beliefs… and threaten boycott if that organization does not.
Today is Veterans Day, I am offended that many of “our” Veterans are not being taken care of by the very country they sacrificed for.
Today’s world is filled with political correctest, and it offends me! If you don’t want to buy Starbucks because of their cup design or what you think of their corporate policies – good on you. But, please think about what you post on social media and form your own view on what is being force-fed to you by the mass media.
In full disclosure, I have been know to drink Startbucks – from time to time 😉