Group finds Starbucks logo
too hot to handle

By PAUL WALSH, Star Tribune

Seems that one person's smut is another person's morning latte.

A Christian group based in San Diego found grounds for outrage over the new retro-style logo for Starbucks Coffee.

The Resistance says the new image "has a naked woman on it with her legs spread like a prostitute," Mark Dice, founder of the group, said in a news release. "Need I say more? It's extremely poor taste, and the company might as well call themselves Slutbucks."

The group, which claims more than 3,000 members nationwide and has found a place on the fringe advancing various conspiracy theories, is calling for a national boycott of the coffee-selling giant.

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  1. Protesting the trivial diminishes the effectiveness of genuine indignation (or anything else you say, for that matter.)

    I find their comment, "the company might as well call themselves Slutbucks," more offensive than the logo.

  2. I so agree with you nephos.. another sad commentary on religious folks.

  3. My son works at Starbucks. I hope this story dies on the vine. Interesting note...I didn't see the same thing when I looked at the new logo as the critic which suggests this says more about them than the rest of us.

  4. I'm wondering how a mermaid can spread her legs when she doesn't have any. To the best of my recollection mermaids have fins, not legs.

    When people claim to be Christians and then get their panties in a bunch over stuff like this it makes me embarrassed to be called a Christian. But then, I'm sure I embarrass them too.

  5. I am highly offended by that blatantly pornographic logo and will never go to Starbucks again!

    Now if they would have put Ariel from Little Mermaid on there topless I may have an issue....

  6. "More about them than the rest of us - well said Bill!

    I agree with you Amber.. even though you have never embarrassed me :)

    Also agree with you Barbara.. as I sit here sipping my Starbucks Columbia.

  7. Lets get on with the really important things in life ~~ and I hate being put in that "group" call religious ~~ as I don't think like most of them, and think my relationship with the Lord goes much deeper than the position of a mermaid on a coffee cup.

  8. I'm not offended myself but can see their tiny little point. These people critisizing probably get embarrased when they look at fresh produce in the grocery.

    On the new logo, sadly, I'd not even looked past the color change itself. I'll welcome back the newer green logo. Thank's Starbucks for both literally and figuratively, "mixing it up".


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