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Is Starbucks Cup Giving A Wink & A Nod To Occupy Movement?

November 4th, 2011
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The 2011 Starbucks Christmas Cup

 

It sure looks like it because this  just seems too coincidental.  The Guy Fawkes look-a-like cups and the comments below from their CEO seem to indicate support for the OWS thugs. 

No more Starbucks for me.  Dang!  I just fell in love with their Gingerbread Latte, too!

From Gothamist

Is it pure coincidence that this year’s Starbucks holiday cup features a Nutcracker bearing an uncanny resemblance to the iconic Guy Fawkes mask? Or is this is some radical graphic designer’s way of sticking it to the Man. Of course, it could also be Starbucks’ way of commodifying some of that Occupy Wall Street magic. Because what could be more punk than drinking coffee from a chain restaurant in a disposable cup referencing a 17th century religious nut!

Supporting the Guy Fawkes cup theory is a recent statement made by none other than Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. “We’ve lost something,” Schultz said. “We’ve either lost our conscience, or lost our soul… People want human connection… I thought there would be social unrest in America. I mean violence.” Sounds like somebody’s been getting into V for Vendetta.

Read the rest at Gothamist

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