Justice

Ellen's Hilarious Response to the Red Cup Controversy

Over the weekend, Starbucks introduced new plain red “holiday” cups, which prompted some serious backlash from people who called the move part of the “War on Christmas” in America, and an overall assault on Christianity. It raised such a controversy that even presidential candidate Donald Trump addressed it.

Comedian Ellen Degeneres also had something to say about the holiday cups during the airing of "Ellen," on Tuesday, November 10.

ALSO: ACCUSATIONS OF ISLAMOPHOBIA ON '60 MINUTES'

Ellen Starbucks

“The old cups had snowflakes and santa’s sleigh and elves. You know, all the things you find in the Bible,” Ellen joked.

Starbucks released a statement addressing the controversy, saying in part that diversity and inclusion are important to the coffee company:

ALSO: PROOF THAT THERE'S NO "WAR ON CHRISTMAS"

“Creating a culture of belonging, inclusion and diversity is one of the core values of Starbucks, and each year during the holidays the company aims to bring customers an experience that inspires the spirit of the season," the statement from Starbucks continued. "Starbucks will continue to embrace and welcome customers from all backgrounds and religions in our stores around the world."

Ellen says she wants to bring the holidays back into your latte, so she’s introducing ‘Starbucks holiday vision glasses’.

“So when you’re wearing these, you’ll go into Starbucks and see Christmas everywhere you look. Not much else, but that’s what you'll see.”

Ellen Starbucks

Watch the clip from ‘Ellen’ in its entirety below: