“Post Your Favourite Cups Instead”: An Aussie Band Kicked Off The Cutest Melbourne Cup Protest
These cups sure are a lot nicer than animal cruelty.
Melbourne punk duo Cry Club wish the Melbourne Cup didn’t exist. And while many of us might labour over convincing our colleagues or family why we don’t support an event that sees animals slaughtered for sport, they’ve decided to protest the event by encouraging people to post pictures of their favourite cups and mugs instead.
On Twitter, Cry Club began by posting a keep cup they were given by their girlfriend’s mum. While not the cutest cup, it seemingly has sentimental value, and definitely hasn’t launched anyone into crippling debt: we approve.
Ok it’s Melbourne Cup Day, horse racing can get fucked, post your favourite cups instead!
This one was a Christmas present from my girlfriend’s mum 💙 pic.twitter.com/XcXX6Fx1zv
— 😢 Cry Club 😢 (@cry_club) November 4, 2019
Wow, what a nice Mike Wazowski mug from Disneyland. Much better than whipping horses to make them go faster, or tying a horses’ tongue down while they race.
— Lucy⚡️🔥 (@LucyCrimefightr) November 5, 2019
Triple j’s Good Nights host Bridget Hustwaite shared her collection of native flora and fauna-donned mugs, which remind her of her nan’s old collection. We particularly love the one of the blue fairy wren, as it is much prettier than the ad-hoc tents placed around a fallen horse on the race track, to allow for the punters to not get upset watching an animal die.
Woops I didn’t say why they’re my fave. Well obv cos they’re cute but these cups remind me of the ones my Nanny used to have, she lived in Geelong and I loved staying with her and she would make me weak af cups of tea cos I was like, ten. But I loved it 🥰
— Bridget Hustwaite (@BHustwaite) November 4, 2019
Take a sip of tea or coffee today and post a picture to Cry Club. This cup love-in is definitely the only cup we will be participating in today: why not join in? See some more cups below — and if you do decide to tackle those in your life supporting Melbourne Cup, here’s a run-down of how you can express why you’re against it.
Dis one 🦖 pic.twitter.com/2pypyET6oC
— AstroKerrie ✞🎃 (@Astrokerrie) November 5, 2019
Drove across Poland for it. pic.twitter.com/W54hsr5zeb
— Jam (@Jamwa) November 5, 2019
Here’s a photo of me holding a mug of me holding a mug of me holding a stubbie holder of the person who made me this mug pic.twitter.com/YRAiadHIWa
— Andy (@torak) November 5, 2019
>15k coffees and going strong: pic.twitter.com/MBmY1t9bGM
— C. Aleph (@whisperfist) November 5, 2019
Every morning I make coffee in this foxy cup and it makes me happy! What a better cup than one which promotes extravagant wealth and animal abuse and suffering! pic.twitter.com/33acL6YPBk
— tamara🌻 (@TamaraValmar) November 4, 2019