Candace Cameron Bure Weighs in on the “Starbucks War on Christmas” Red Cup Debate: See What She Said!

Candace Cameron Bure
Candace Cameron Bure weighed in on the debate surrounding Starbucks' red holiday cups on Monday, Nov. 9 Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly

D.J. says to drink up! Candace Cameron Bure doesn't have an issue with Starbucks' new design for its holiday cups, which has spurred a heated debate. The conservative Full House alum, who often receives backlash for her Christian views, doesn't mind that the company decided to forgo festive holiday symbols on its cups this season.

“Starbucks War on Christmas? It's a red cup, folks," the View co-host, 39, captioned an Instagram photo of the containers on Monday, Nov. 9. "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?"

She continued: "A Santa, a snowflake, some holly, a polar bear, some jingle bells or plain red cups don’t define Christmas for me as a Christian. My relationship with Jesus does. 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. Merry Christmas to all!"

As previously reported, American evangelist Joshua Feuerstein took umbrage with the Starbucks cups in a Facebook video that's since gone viral. "I think in the age of political correctness we’ve become so open-minded our brains have literally fallen out of our head," he says in the clip. Other critics agreed with Feuerstein, and used the hashtag #MerryChristmasStarbucks" to get their point across. Last week, Jeffrey Fields, Starbucks' vice president of design and content, responded to the outcry. 

Starbucks War on Christmas? 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? 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. 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. Merry Christmas to all!

A photo posted by Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure) on Nov 9, 2015 at 8:28am PST

"Starbucks has become a place of sanctuary during the holidays. We’re embracing the simplicity and the quietness of it. It’s a more open way to usher in the holiday," Fields told Us Weekly in a statement.

"Since 1997, we have served our holiday beverages in a unique red cup, each year and each design telling a different story. Starbucks is inviting our customers to tell their Christmas stories in their own way, with a red cup that mimics a blank canvas," a rep for the company added. "Our core values as a company are to create a culture of belonging, inclusion and diversity. Each year during the holidays we aim to bring our customers an experience that inspires the spirit of the season and we will continue to embrace and welcome customers from all backgrounds and religions in our stores around the world."

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