Actress Candace Cameron Bure is slamming her fellow Christians—over missing the whole point with the Starbucks Christmas cup controversy.
In an Instagram post, featuring the Starbucks Christmas cup for this year, Bure said: “It’s a red cup, folks. Until Starbucks puts a baby Jesus or nativity scene on the cup while saying Merry Christmas, then pulls it because they say it’s offensive, let’s talk. I don’t remember Starbucks ever being a Christian company, do you?”
Bure–who starred as D.J. Tanner on Full House and is now a co-host on The View, representing more conservative viewpoints—has long been vocal about her conservative values and her Christian faith. Her willingness to defend both in a variety of contexts has caused more than a few controversies on the Left over the past few years.
Starbucks has been under fire by many conservatives for changing their annual Christmas cup design. The controversy has gone all the way up to Donald Trump—who suggested a boycott of Starbucks.
“If I become president, we’re all going to be saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again,” he said. “That I can tell you. That I can tell you! Unbelievable.”
In the past, Starbucks has featured secular but holiday-oriented images—like a snowflake or ice skates—to make their red cups a little more festive.
This year, however, the cups are plain—in an effort the be more inclusive, according to the company spokesman, and let people tell their own holiday stories.
Cups have never featured a religious design, and the company still sells Advent calendars and features a “Christmas Blend” of coffee.
But while many Christians—and Donald Trump—are angered by the perceived slight, Bure points out that the previous cups were never religious to begin with. And, as such, if a private, non-Christian company decides to have a plain cup instead of one decorated with snowflakes, that really shouldn’t matter to Christians.
“A Santa, a snowflake, some holly, a polar bear, some jingle bells or plain red cup don’t define Christmas for me as a Christian,” added Bure. “My relationship with Jesus does.”
“So, I will joyfully sip on my Starbucks coffee, in a plain red cup, and instead of complaining about the lack of decorations, I will lovingly share the good news of Jesus Christ with friends and co-workers or anyone who’s willing to engage in conversation.”