Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream have always been unconventional in their approach to business, but their support of people of color of has set off a firestorm of controversy.
On Facebook, they made the proclamation:
Ben Cohen talked directly about about #BlackLivesMatter at the Ben & Jerry’s Franchisee Meeting, name checking John Crawford, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner and more. See it below.
Ben’s Hand Up United (handsupunited.org) shirt upset many, who expressed their outrage on social media.
“Please don’t call Law Enforcement when your shops are vandalized by the thugs you are supporting when the next “peaceful protest” takes place near one of your “disrespectful” establishments. Pathetic liberal F*tard!!!!,” said Shannon Daly Moran, seen below.
Another person, Doug Ryan said he will no longer eat the delicious ice cream any more because of the political statement, which really means don’t kill unarmed citizens.
“Guess I won’t be eating Ben & Jerry ice cream anymore. It’s not even the fact that it’s anti LE it’s the fact that they choose to ignore factual information. So they will fight “police brutality” by wearing a shirt that has a meaning for something that never actually happened?”
This is Doug, an officer of the law:
Doug and Shannon were met with opposition from those that support Ben and Jerry to express their views.
“The point of the hands up don’t shoot campaign is that cops shoot first ask questions later It is a stupid campaign and the cops haven’t done anything wrong. Anyone who supports it I have no respect for,” said Robert Osbourne.
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