McDonald Christmas coffee cup goes viral for cheeky design
A Twitter user Sam Sykes posted an altered version of the cup design where the mitten thumbs were made into hands- making the rest to resemble human gluteals
McDonald's Christmas-themed coffee cups are hitting viral, thanks to a Twitter user who pointed out how risque an image can turn out.
The apparently innocent McCafe cup has a pair of white mittens touching their tips with the message "Warmest Greetings" and a background of snowflakes, stars and hearts.
A Twitter user Sam Sykes posted an altered version of the cup design where the mitten thumbs were made into hands- making the rest to resemble human gluteals.
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
Many retweeted this picture believing it for a true version, and criticised the chain.
— Cranky McCrankymom (@MaraGreengrass) December 11, 2016
When someone draws fingers on McDonald's mittens and 'spreading holiday cheer' takes on entirely new meaning. Good God. pic.twitter.com/k9DZRiJabf
— Misty Harris (@popcultini) December 11, 2016
Co-host of the Discovery Canada show Daily Planet, Ziya Tong explained in her show how the design turns bad when she tweeted a picture of this alteration.
— IM🍑HIM (@ziyatong) December 11, 2016
With thousands of retweets, the photo went rival very quickly.
McDonald's came up with their defence, saying the new version of cups had nothing to do with human anatomy.
“To be clear, our festive McCafé cups are of mittens, not hands,” a spokesperson for McDonald’s told Business Insider.
“The altered image circulating on social media is the result of someone getting a little cheeky and adding some hand-drawing to a cup.”
Coffee drinkers attacked Starbucks in November for "politicising coffee" with the chain's new green "community cups".
The artwork on the cups was meant to symbolise shared human connection. It was created by Shogo Ota. The Starbucks later clarified that the cup was not meant for Christmas launch.