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: