While the rest of the world goes crazy over a Starbucks holiday cup without snowflakes and Christmas trees, self-appointed “five-star general” in the War On Christmas, Bill O’Reilly, thinks we all need to chill.
As you may recall, Fox & Friends sicced the Christmas police on Starbucks for removing pictures of snowflakes and Christmas trees on its holiday cup. Instead, the company wanted to “create a culture of belonging, inclusion, and diversity” with a red cup “meant to be a blank canvas that encourages customers to tell their Christmas stories in their own way." Donald Trump reacted to this outrage by suggesting we should all boycott Starbucks and hinted he might not renew a Starbucks lease in one of his buildings.
Last night, O’Reilly weighed in with a surprising take:
There’s some anger over Starbucks’ coffee cups and Christmas. Last year, the coffee cups Starbucks used had a little wintry design on them. Nothing directly associated with Christmas, just a pleasant little image. This year, the cup is just red, no design. Now, when we first saw the red cup, I thought Starbucks may be favoring the Republican states. But then I realized that’s impossible, it’s a Seattle-based company. Then I heard Donald Trump and others were angry about the little red cup, saying it dismissed Christmas.
Well, as the original war on Christmas five-star general, I have to say, I don’t see any problem here. Red is one of the colors of Christmas. Santa’s outfit is red. Rudolph’s nose is red. Cup’s OK with me.
Here’s The Factor tip of the day, this kind of stuff diminishes the real problem, when certain companies order their employees not to say the word “Christmas.” That’s what the war is all about. Not a silly red cup.
Got that, folks? O'Reilly says it's "a silly red cup." Also, that Donald Trump's not the real War on Christmas general.
Watch it below, from the November 10 The O’Reilly Factor.
Bill O’Reilly takes the War on Christmas very, very, very seriously.
…feel free to laugh.
Happy Holidays to BOR, prime time king of BS Mountain!
Corporal Reilly saved his squad when he threw himself on a live Christmas tree ornament hurled by a godless liberal.
It was that or the eggnog at the party that made him fall over.
From corporal to 5 star general you ask? Promotions come swift in the 10th Santa Claus Division.
I agree, @david Lindsey – BOR is keeping his “war on Xmas” powder dry for another battle. He had his minions checking online for comments and it quickly became apparent (as per online comments, Facebook posts and several opinion articles which went viral) that the vast majority of Christians thought the Starbucks “red cup” controversy was really no big deal so BOR went with that. Starbucks has too many loyal patrons to directly take on (and do any actual damage) so, with many Christians going “eh, big deal”, BOR decided to bide his time for something that really gets his Christian right base all riled up. This wasn’t it.