It's September, and to most of the privileged world whose chief concern is what kind of coffee to drink that morning, that means one thing: the Pumpkin Spice Latte is back. The Pumpkin Spice Latte (or PSL to people who don't have time to type a bunch of additional letters) has become such a target for online jokesters (typicall in the vein of "white girl drink" or about how "basic" it is) that there's a certain stigma associated with it at this point. The joke is so overdone and overblown (seriously, it's just a flavor of coffee, there's nothing to be upset about) that the term "beating a dead horse" doesn't even cover it. Making "pumpkin spice latte jokes" is more basic than posting about drinking them.
Thankfully, some people posting about PSLs (I'm sorry) aren't letting the lame jokes get them down. Go drink whatever coffee flavor you want, people. Even if "pumpkin" is a gross, weird flavor to theme everything around for 3 months.
"No one's forcing me to drink a pumpkin spice latte, but I must ruin the fun for everyone else who likes them."-- Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) September 1, 2016
-- idiots everywhere online
I can hardly wait to get thru today so that I can go to Starbucks, get a pumpkin spice latte, and selfie the way God intended-- EnvyDaTropic (@envydatropic) September 1, 2016
Call me basic but I'm pumped for pumpkin spice. ️-- Joel N. (@jdnobis) September 1, 2016
me when people judge me for ordering a pumpkin spice latte pic.twitter.com/ZWJOCfEKGF-- megan brown (@thatgirlondeck) September 1, 2016
Last year I ordered one pumpkin spice latte and was umambiguously laughed at by the person who handed it to me and I will do it again idgaf.-- Joe Berkowitz (@JoeBerkowitz) September 1, 2016
"Why are you wearing jeans, boots, long sleeves and a scarf while drinking a pumpkin spice latte it's hot out??"-- Illinois Problems (@IllinoisProbss) September 1, 2016
Me "uhm it's September.."
mocking pumpkin spice, is the new posting of pumpkin spice. can't we all just get along & celebrate the most egotistical spice girl-- Dolph Ziggler (@HEELZiggler) September 1, 2016
Me today, enjoying my first pumpkin spice latte of the year. No shame, people. pic.twitter.com/djaMlSJSFX-- Kristen Cloyd (@kristenj_cloyd) September 1, 2016
im jealous of all the dudes making pumpkin spice latte jokes. must be so relaxing to be so washed-- darcie (@333333333433333) September 1, 2016
So go ahead - ignore the dumb jokes and drink whatever you want (even though, objectively-speaking, pumpkin is not a good flavor for anything).