People Are Once Again Mad at Starbucks Over This Colorado Mug
Damn, Starbucks! Back at it again with a cup controversy. This time, it's the Colorado 'Been There' mug that has people spicier than a pumpkin spice latte.
At first glance, it's hard to notice anything offensive about the ceramic mug... but, according to The Wichita Eagle, Starbucks is 'brewing up controversy' with the Colorado 'Been There' mug because there is an oil rig on it. They've started the hashtags '#oilandgasisnotcolorado' and '#nomorestarbucksforme.'
Twitter users have voiced health and environmental concerns in regards to oil, gas and fracking, and have expressed that it harms Colorado more than it represents it.
On the other hand, much of our state's population works in the oil and gas industry, and it's a part of the state's economic history, so the rig could just reflect that. But, there are some who strongly feel that the drill doesn't belong on the mug with the kayak, mountains, columbine and state flag, however.
So anyway. There's that.