John Waters talks holiday traditions, Starbucks cups, the war on Christmas and more
Iconoclastic film director John Waters created his annual Christmas tour more than 10 years ago, after writing a facetious chapter in his book Crackpot titled Why I Love Christmas. He updates the show each year, so it made sense to ask about a recent holiday controversy.
"You know, with the Syrian refugees and ISIS, I really think there are a few more things to worry about other than the color of a cup in Starbucks," he said during a recent phone interview. "I'm scared to even go into Starbucks because one year, somebody gave me a gift card, and it was so humiliating to use it. ... I felt like I was begging."
Waters brings his twisted Christmas tour to the Capitol Theatre on Dec. 16. Tickets are $35 and up. Click here for details.
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