Bristol Palin urged her followers not to fall for the controversy over Starbucks' holiday cups because it was "an attempt by the LEFT to make Christians look stupid."
On her blog this week, Palin explained that the media had inflated one person's call for a boycott after Starbucks decided to omit snowflakes and reindeer from its annual red holiday cups.
"And the media RAN with it," she wrote. "They used one small group’s opinion about the cups and began attributing it to the greater Christian community."
"The mainstream media and the Left love their outrage machine where they claim the world is ending because any number of tiny people have expressed hurt feelings on social media. So now, they’re taking a tiny fraction of people’s response and attributing it to all conservative Christians."
Palin added: "Do not buy in to the media hype surrounding this story!! It is just another attempt by the LEFT to make Christians look stupid."
But even Palin said that she had chosen to buy her coffee at the local Mocha Moose instead of patronizing Starbucks.
"Christmas is a celebration of the birth of the Prince of Peace," she concluded. "So how about we take the media’s attempt to make us all seem crazy and stupid, and turn it in to an opportunity to truly share the love of Christ with our neighbors and communities who are hurting so much this season."