On Monday, April 12, ice cream manufacturer Ben & Jerry's spoke out on Twitter against the shooting death of Daunte Wright at the hands of a Minnesota police officer.
The brand wrote:
"The murder of #DaunteWright is rooted in white supremacy and results from the intentional criminalization of Black and Brown communities."
"This system can't be reformed."
"It must be dismantled and a real system of public safety rebuilt from the ground up."
The murder of #DaunteWright is rooted in white supremacy and results from the intentional criminalization of Black… https://t.co/vjkmBZJ0KM— Ben & Jerry's (@Ben & Jerry's)1618268406.0
Ben & Jerry's condemns fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright: "This system can’t be reformed"… https://t.co/qEUCIXabOa— The Hill (@The Hill)1618335782.0
Predictably, the same conservatives who often speak out against "cancel culture" were now ready to boycott the ice cream brand.
Never had Blue Bell ice cream. How do we make this happen?— Jack Posobiec (@Jack Posobiec)1618410255.0
@benandjerrys Time to start buying Haagen Dazs or Blue Bell. Bye Bye @benandjerrys— MIAUSAF (@MIAUSAF)1618414173.0
Meanwhile, many on Twitter couldn't help but laugh at conservative outrage over their discovery an always progressive liberal company was liberal leaning and progressive.
My favorite part of the day so far is seeing that conservatives who hate “cancel culture” tying to cancel Ben and J… https://t.co/XlsKhrNu5p— kerim says green new deal (@kerim says green new deal)1618408819.0
I agree with this, but I don't let politics enter into my decisions about businesses. I just think the product Ben… https://t.co/2qHadSUs6K— Frank Conniff (@Frank Conniff)1618408779.0
Idk why y’all surprised, Ben and Jerry’s BEEN bout it bout it https://t.co/ezoc1m3u0l— Blackie Brown (@Blackie Brown)1618407323.0
@GadSaad @benandjerrys @donlemon The only disgrace is you not seeing the pattern of systemic racism.— Jesse Davidson 🌹 (@Jesse Davidson 🌹)1618418207.0
@MPC3675 @benandjerrys I'm going to buy their ice cream everyday if it makes boomers like you salty— Wisecat the Gabagool Appreciator (@Wisecat the Gabagool Appreciator)1618416891.0
@JohnSurhtoz @Cat1Chammy @MPC3675 @benandjerrys There are other people on the planet other than you. Although quit… https://t.co/t2RXakSCYI— Roy (@Roy)1618473312.0
Ben & Jerry's has become well-known through the years for their bold support of progressive, liberal, humanitarian causes.
Lol people are mad about Ben and Jerry's politics again. Bros they've been political since their inception, and th… https://t.co/7hyZGXfblv— Dlove67 (@Dlove67)1618407876.0
I am for sure stocking up on Ben and Jerry ice cream. If their tweet offends you, you are probably racist. https://t.co/7PVdixpmAh— ResusP™💉 (@ResusP™💉)1618409411.0
Many offered to take conservatives' ice cream off their hands if they truly didn't want it.
If you’re planning on destroying all of your Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream @benandjerrys because you just discovered they… https://t.co/okFryYFj7j— Chris Hahn (@Chris Hahn)1618412720.0
Keep crying over Ben and Jerry’s, they’re only going to take your tears, swirl it into a new flavor and make millions— Dan LaMorte (@Dan LaMorte)1618410473.0
Progressives and Ben & Jerry's are both calling for widespread systemic change to the American justice system.
The white establishment does not care about the lives of police officers beyond their roles as the wranglers of Bla… https://t.co/Zd93WmuGjE— DEFUND & ABOLISH POLICE (@DEFUND & ABOLISH POLICE)1618421653.0
Ben & Jerry’s calls for the abolishment of police. In other news, I just spent $1,000 on Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. https://t.co/yOgRKotXKR— Frederick Joseph (@Frederick Joseph)1618417036.0
If conservatives are intent on "cancelling" Ben & Jerry's, the only people they're really going to hurt are the ice cream lovers among them.
More Cherry Garcia and Chubby Hubby for the rest of us.