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Dunkin’ Donuts Releases Holiday Cup In Response To Starbucks Controversy — Pics

Wed, November 11, 2015 11:29am EDT by 3 Comments
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Dunkin’ Donuts has released its own limited edition holiday cups, following the so-serious controversy over Starbucks altering their traditional holiday cups to be less overtly Christmas. Check out Dunkin’s new cups!

It’s the most controversial time of the year, apparently. Dunkin’ Donuts has unveiled a special holiday cup for the season, featuring the word “Joy,” adorned with some yuletide foliage. The special cups come on the heels of Starbucks’ decision to pull the Christmas aspects of their iconic winter cups, making them simply red– a choice which had many up in arms and claiming it was part of the “war on Christmas.” See Dunkin’s cup design below!

Isn’t this supposed to be the time of year where we are less focused on materialism and superficiality? No? Oh, okay.

Perhaps sensing an opportunity to capitalize, Dunkin’ has unveiled a holiday cup to give Starbucks a run for its money. Featuring the word “Joy” in red, the cup features a circle of small green trees– not necessarily Christmas trees but they sure do look like Christmas trees. Wayta cover all your bases, Dunkin’. See the cups below!

Of course, tons of people took to social media to share their thoughts on the cups. One Twitter user wrote, “Dunkin’ Donuts new slogan: ‘Dunkin’ Donuts: Jesus Doesn’t Hate Our Coffee Cups.’ #StarbucksRedCup.” Another wrote, “For those upset w/ Starbucks: Dunkin’ Donuts still has Christmas cups. Now carry on w/ your offended asses.” So succinct!

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We’re sure many will continue to be angry about this very important issue, though– including Donald Trump! The republican presidential wannabe spoke at a rally in Illinois on Nov. 9, and suggested that we all boycott Starbucks following the removal of Christmas decorations. This, despite the fact that there is a Starbucks inside Trump Tower.

Or, here’s another idea: why doesn’t everyone stop being angry about something so silly and focus on, like, charity? Love? How amazing Britney Spears looks? Literally anything but this? Kay, carry on.

Which cups do you prefer, Dunkin’s “Joy” cup, or Starbucks’ plain red cup?

— Casey Mink