Heartbroken conservatives are in a quandary for how to settle heartbreak as the news broke that the popular ice cream maker Ben and Jerry’s has gone after law enforcement in a disturbing attack.
Following the shooting of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on Sunday the ice cream brand, which has been known to support the liberal agenda in the past, went after the police directly, tweeting that the American police system “can’t be reformed” and “must be dismantled.”
Ben & Jerry’s wrote in their tweet, “The murder of #DaunteWright is rooted in white supremacy and results from the international 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. #DefundThePolice.”
The ice cream company’s disturbing tweet came just days after a police officer, Kim Potter, fatally shot Wright while attempting to detain him and reportedly drew her gun instead of her taser. USA Today reported:
Potter’s body-worn camera footage shows her standing behind Wright’s vehicle as one officer approaches the driver’s side and another approaches the passenger side. As Wright gets out of the car, the officer on the driver’s side begins to arrest him but appears to stop. Potter steps forward and grabs Wright’s arm. Wright then appears to reenter the driver’s seat as a struggle ensues.
Potter is seen pulling out her firearm and aiming at Wright as she shouts “Taser” multiple times. After she fires and Wright drives away, she said, “Oh (expletive), I just shot him.”
While many people’s favorite brand is getting increasingly aggressive with their opinions, this isn’t the first time they’ve sided with the far left.
Late in 2020, The Daily Wire reported that former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick was launching a joint venture with Ben & Jerry’s for a new flavor titled, “Change the Whirled.”
At the time the Daily Wire noted, “All the proceeds from the ice cream will be funneled to Kaepernick’s anti-police foundation ‘Know Your Rights Camp’ and matched by millionaires Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield’s company.”
Kaepernick tweeted, “I’ve teamed up with [Ben & Jerry’s] to serve up joy on the journey to justice! Today, we’re excited to introduce Change the Whirled, a new non-dairy flavor that hits shelves in early-2021! 100% of my proceeds will go to [Know Your Rights Camp] with matching support from Ben & Jerry’s.”
And in November of the previous year, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream announced a new unofficial flavor honoring Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). “Ben Cohen, who co-founded the famed ice cream brand, announced Friday the creation of ‘Bernie’s Back,’ following a similar release during the last Democratic presidential primary,” reported The Hill.
The September before that in 2019, Ben & Jerry’s introduced the flavor “Justice Remix’d,” which they addressed in a release saying, “The iconic ice cream company has partnered with Advancement Project National Office to launch Justice ReMix’d, a flavor created to spotlight structural racism in a broken criminal legal system.”
The Daily Wire noted at the time that The Advancement Project National Office works to support far-left criminal justice reform
“Our country needs to invest in services that build up communities rather than those that tear them down,” said the organization’s executive director, Judith Browne Dianis. “That means ending a wealth-based pre-trial detention system that locks people up because they are poor, black or brown. It means dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline, divesting from criminalizing students and investing in the creation of high-quality education and services. It’s time to reimagine safety and justice.”
Possibly the deepest, and most delicious cut, was in October 2018 when Ben & Jerry’s unveiled “Pecan Resist.”
The company tweeted, “Today we launch Pecan Resist! This flavor supports groups creating a more just and equitable nation for us all, and who are fighting President Trump’s regressive agenda.”
Meanwhile, Haagen-Daz took a strikingly different approach:
Blue Bell appears as yet unaware controversy exists. Only sweet, sweet ice cream: