It’s a sad day when you can’t turn on the TV without seeing a commercial filled with men in makeup. Thanks to Starbucks, we are all now living that reality. The coffee giant has released their first LGBT-themed commercial, which is not entirely surprising given the fact that the company has been outspoken in their support of gay marriage and is constantly attacking Christian values.
The ad, called “Coffee Frenemies,” features the top two contestants from the drag queen reality show “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” In case you don’t DVR such smut, the show follows a group of cross dressers as they compete to be the best drag queen in the bunch. Season six standouts Adore Delano and Bianca Del Rio star in the Starbucks commercial. They can be seen cutting in line at a Starbucks location, getting into a cat fight and performing for their adoring fans. I wish I was joking.
When I was a kid, my father detested commercials for feminine hygiene products and male enhancement drugs. I can still see him cursing at the TV and storming out of the room as a middle-aged woman described the excellent absorbency of Kotex pads. If he had lived to see the new ad Starbucks has put out, he would have hit the roof.
I can just imagine the conversations which will have to take place in American households thanks to Starbucks. “Mommy, what is that man doing?” a six-year-old might question when Dora the Explorer cuts to commercial. “Dad, why is that guy wearing a dress?” a little boy may ask.
Starbucks has seriously shot themselves in the foot with this one. The Christian community makes up the majority of the American population, while drag queens and transgenders only represent a tiny percentage of Americans – less than one percent, to be exact. But it’s not as if the advertising giants Starbucks generously pays aren’t privy to that information. This was not an attempt to appeal to the masses, but rather a disgusting move to further a leftist agenda.
The best thing the Christian community could do at this point to hit Starbucks where it hurts would be to stop buying their coffee. As a Starbucks drinker myself, I know that’s easier said than done. It is the season of peppermint mochas and caramel brulée lattes, after all. But there are alternatives, and best of all, they’re less expensive!
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