Slutbucks logo - apparently offensive...

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  1. Queso macrumors G4

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    Starbucks, the monolith of international coffee chains, is in hot water over its planned promotion to use its original logo on the side of coffee cups. Unfortunately a group of San Diego-based Christians have taken immediate offence to the image of a mermaid holding her split tail, suggesting that it actually depicts a naked woman "with legs spread like a prostitute". The group, known as The Resistance (which says a lot about them in just two words IMO) are calling for a national boycott of all Starbucks, since in their words the company may as well change its name to "Slutbucks" :)

    Jokes about Muffins are probably not appropriate ;)

    BBC News
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    That does it. I'm now of the belief that we need to execute people for too much political correctness.
     
  3. bartelby macrumors Core

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    :rolleyes:
    Boycott them over their appalling coffee, not some imaginative interpretation of the logo.
     
  4. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    Actually, having seen the new logo, I can at least see their point.
     
  5. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Is it just me who thinks the new logo looks older than the old one. Are Starbucks trying to invent a heritage with it?
     
  6. Queso thread starter macrumors G4

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    RTFA :p
     
  7. bartelby macrumors Core

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    ?
    Read The F Article?

    Do I have to?:(
     
  8. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    Of course you have to read the article. This isn't the PRSI forum, you know. ;)
     
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    Why can't it be something positive like, legs spread like a decorator painting something for a long time that's lower than his usual arm height? Or a generous tall person who doesn't want his midget friends to feel left out?
     
  10. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    Hmm,Coffee chain in financial trouble is attacked by obscure bunch of God botherers resulting in articles in international media.If I was a suspicious person the word collusion might come to mind.
     
  11. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    QFT.
    I always thought she was a siren, not a mermaid. :confused:

    Did BBC finally drop the ball? :p

    Anyways, these people are nuts.

    Once again, the phrase "only in America" comes to mind. :rolleyes::(
     
  12. ipodtoucher macrumors 68000

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    If they don't like the logo, then they should stop buying the coffee..... I hate political correctness... it always gets too out of hand:(
     
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    Ah, the siren call of bad, overpriced coffee. :D
     
  14. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

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    Looks like some kinda weird two-tailed mermaid.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    yes its a two tailed mermaid. simple as that. and i don't see a prblem with it at all personally. /shrug.
     
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  17. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    THE MERMAIDS ARE REPRODUCING ASEXUALLY

    THEY WILL EXPERIENCE ALARMING POPULATION GROWTH

    UNLESS THEY ARE WIPED OUT BY A GENOME-SPECIFIC PATHOGEN

    THERE MAY OR MAY NOT BE REASON TO DESPAIR
     
  18. cycocelica macrumors 68000

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    It really is funny what religious people come up with. Ceases to amaze me every time.
     
  19. Queso thread starter macrumors G4

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    Projected 100000% growth a month I heard, not that I'm worried in the slightest :D
     
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  21. lofight macrumors 68000

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    People see very wierd things..

    me too! EDIT: sorry, Mistake. I Like the new one better
     
  22. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    I think it's just a competition to see who can be the most sanctimonious at this point. By being constantly outraged by insignificant issues, they can publicly trumpet the extent of their 'morality'.
     
  23. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    I like the old logo better, but given that I dont drink Starbucks and dont give a damn, my only opinion is that anyone who complains that it is too slutty needs to chill out.
     
  24. 63dot macrumors 603

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    being a christian, i could conjure up other ideas that i can attack, but "prostitute" ? ... that is really stretching it ... no pun intended

    if any religious person wants to condemn greed, then starbucks as a company is an easy target, but picking on the logo makes those protesting christians to look like a cult or living in some reality distortion bubble
     
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    THE SCIENCE IS ASTOUNDINGLY TERRIFYING
     

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