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Here's how one guy responded to the Starbucks cup controversy

The so-called Starbucks red cup controversy took the Internet by storm over the last few days after former pastor Joshua Feuerstein posted a viral video to Facebook stating the company was removing "Christmas from their cups because they hate Jesus."

Starbucks responded in a statement Sunday saying it tries "to create a culture of belonging, inclusion and diversity” and reminded customers that it has offered a “Christmas Blend” every year since 1984.

Some Christians interpreted Starbucks’ plain red cup rollout as more evidence of the “war on Christmas” and even Donald Trump suggested Monday night that “maybe we should boycott Starbucks.” He assured his supporters that when he’s president, “we're all going to be saying Merry Christmas again.”

Other Christians and conservatives, however, dismissed the controversy as fabricated and petty. Christian Watson who runs a branding company in Houston called 1924 posted this image of a Starbucks cup to Instagram on Monday.

“If you hate Starbucks because of their cups, unfollow me. If cups define your holiday, unfollow me. I don't know Jesus, but somethin' tells me he wouldn't give two sh*ts about this,” Watson wrote on Instagram. The post now has nearly 25,000 likes. 

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