McDonald’s holiday cups become fodder for internet snark

After a Twitter user pointed out how the mittens looked more like someone bending over, the image—along with jokes—have gone viral. Here’s how the company responded.

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Brand managers might want to take a breather from issuing holiday cups.

Starbucks seems to suffer an annual bout of backlash when it releases its holiday design, and now McDonald’s is suffering the internet’s clever wrath.

Here’s a tweet that recently went viral featuring an easily altered version of the brand’s holiday cup:

Now how the hell are Starbucks cups in the news again and no one’s talking about a guy spreading his cheeks open on McDonald’s cups pic.twitter.com/QmIuZiDJst

— Sam Sykes (@SamSykesSwears) December 11, 2016

Is the internet a devilish five-year-old dressed up as a mass communication platform?

For reference, here’s the original, unaltered version of the cup:

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