SEATTLE, WA – Starbucks has introduced a new logo for their cups and coffee mugs – one that contains satanic imagery!
The Starbucks Corporation, which celebrates its 40th anniversary in March, 2011, unveiled a new logo today in Seattle. The redesigned logo still contains the signature mermaid symbol and green and white color-scheme, but is no longer bordered by the company’s name.
“We wanted simplify our logo so that consumers overseas could more easily identify us,” said Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. “We received thousands of submissions for the redesigned logos and picked the one we thought was best. But we had no idea it contained satanic imagery!”
Religious rights groups say the new logo is replete with devilish symbols.
“From the pentagram on top of the mermaid’s head to the inverted crosses below her eyes, the new logo is filled with satanic imagery,” said Bill Stigson, founder and president of religious activist group Crusade Against the Devil. “Starbucks is an evil company, and they should burn in Hell for what they’re doing!”
The Starbucks Company has a long history with Satanism. Since its very inception, people have been accusing the Seattle-based coffee company of promoting pagan values.
“Mermaids, like the ones that adorn each cup of Starbucks coffee, have traditionally been associated with Satanism,” said Harvard symbolist Gary L. Blankstein. “In ancient folklore, mermaids were believed to be the bodies of deceased prostitutes, possessed by the devil to seek revenge on unfaithful sailors.”
Executives at Starbucks refused to participate in an interview. However, they did release a press statement this morning in response to the recent complaints against the new logo.
“We at Starbucks did not intentionally put any satanic imagery into our new logo,” said the press release. “However, we do not deny that such imagery may indeed be present. As a legally licensed corporation, we fully defend our right to practice and support whatever occult religion we so choose.”
Some customers say they will refuse to buy from Starbucks if the company proceeds with the new logo.
“I can’t trust a corporation that encourages witchcraft and voodoo,” said Pastor Ron Whitmore of Arlington, West Virginia, “and that means I can’t trust Starbucks. We don’t even know what their coffee is made out of. I bet it has bones and eyeballs and all sorts of nasty stuff in it.”
Starbucks did not respond to Whitmore’s allegations, nor did they answer the Weekly World News’s inquiries about the ingredients of their coffee.
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