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The Los Angeles Times reports that Starbucks is out with yet another 2017 holiday cup, and that “instead of being emblazoned with typical holiday imagery, these festively red cups will feature two hands coming together to make a heart.” The heart is designed so that customers can write in the name of someone they love.

Starbucks says that the new cup is designed to highlight charity work by The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The company says that the new cup is not intended to blunt criticism of its first 2017 holiday cup, which featured a festive Christmas tree, snowflakes, holiday gifts design, and clasped hands that some interpreted as being lesbians.
KC's View:
This is just the dumbest controversy I can imagine, instigated by people who have nothing to do but look for a fight.