"Jeffery Epstein: Trump Confidante" <trump...@gmail.com
> wrote in
> Lee wrote
>> I'm going to piss on a picture of Obama for that.
Ben & Jerry's customers are calling for a Bud Light-style boycott of the
ice cream brand after it blasted the U.S. as existing "on stolen land"
The company's official Twitter account called on customers to commit to
"returning" indigenous land and said they should "start with Mount
Rushmore." Social media users expressed outrage at the timing of the
statement, which landed on Independence Day.
"This 4th of July, it's high time we recognize that the US exists on
stolen Indigenous land and commit to returning it," Ben & Jerry's wrote on
its Twitter account, linking to a blog post on the topic.
"Ah, the Fourth of July. Who doesn't love a good parade, some tasty
barbecue, and a stirring fireworks display?" the company wrote. "The only
problem with all that, though, is that it can distract from an essential
truth about this nation’s birth: The US was founded on stolen Indigenous
CORPORATIONS ARE GOING WOKE, BUT A BACKLASH IS UNDERWAY
"This year, let’s commit to returning it. Here’s why we need to start with
The online backlash was near instantaneous, with many users calling for a
boycott of the brand.
BEN & JERRY'S ENDS TWITTER ADS, SAYS PLATFORM ‘DANGEROUS’ UNDER ELON MUSK
Jeremy Redfern, press secretary for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, responded
simply, "No it doesn't," to the claim the U.S. exists on stolen land.
"Make @benndjerrys Bud Light again," singer-songwriter John Rich wrote.
"Long overdue for the Bud Light treatment. You hate the country, fine. We
won't buy your product. All good," another user responded.
"I look forward to the virtue signaling Ben & Jerry's returning their
factory's land to the Abenaki and Mohican Native Americans that have lived
in Vermont for 10,000 years," another user said.
In June, Ben & Jerry's announced it will no longer pay to advertise on
Twitter, blaming what it says is a rise in "hate speech" on the platform
since Elon Musk took it over.
In a blog post, the company said it watched the changes at Twitter since
Musk bought the social media giant last fall "with great concern," writing
that "hate speech is up dramatically while content moderation has become
all but non-existent."
In 2021, the company also faced boycotts from consumers in the U.S. after
it said it would no longer sell its ice cream in Israel's "Occupied
Palestinian Territory," referring to the West Bank and Gaza Strip.