The famous ice-cream establishment, Ben and Jerry’s, is facing public scrutiny after broadcasting their views on a controversial social issue in America.
In support of the Black Lives Matter movement, the socially conscious company recently shed light on their alignment with the movement’s cause. But to no surprise, their publicized stance garnered national attention and many negative threats of boycotting the Vermont-based company.
“Now it’s time to boycott Ben & Jerry’s for supporting a terrorist organization,” one Twitter user wrote.
Check out what other Twitter users said in response:
— Jaspian (@jaspian) October 7, 2016
@benandjerrys never going to buy Ben & Jerry's again.
— James Black (@james_black81) October 6, 2016
For some time now, founders Ben Greenfield and Jerry Cohen have been standing on the line of justice in efforts to get more people aware of the plight that black people face.
Just last week, the company made their public alignment announcement on their website.
“Systemic and institutionalized racism are the defining civil rights and social justice issues of our time…” said the company in a statement posted on Benjerry.com “We’ve come to understand that to be silent about the violence and threats to the lives and well-being of the black people is to be complicit in that violence and those threats.”
— Ben & Jerry's (@benandjerrys) October 6, 2016
According to Breitbart.com, “In May, the company announced that proceeds from it’s new flavor of ice cream “Empower Mint” would help benefit the north Carolina NAACP’s campaign to repeal the state’s voter ID law.” But just a month before that, Greenfield and Cohen were arrested during a Democracy Awakening protest in Washington D.C.
Ben and Jerry’s also have made Ice cream flavors in an attempt to show support for climate change, same-sex marriage equality, and the Iran nuclear deal.