Ben & Jerry’s declare support for Black Lives Matter, calls for ice cream boycott ensue

by  |  published on October 8, 2016

Black Lives MatterBen & Jerry’s has never shied away from weighing in on prominent social and political causes. Now the Vermont-based creamery has officially weighed in one of America’s most contentious movements: Black Lives Matter.

On Thursday, the ice cream maker sent out a Tweet proclaiming solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

“Black Lives Matter. Choosing to be silent in the face of such injustice is not an option.”

The Tweet, which has been liked over 30,000 times, was accompanied by a lengthy statement on systemic and institutionalized racism and called for others to join their cause by not standing idly by and to engage in meaningful action.

“Systemic and institutionalized racism are the defining civil rights and social justice issues of our time,” says the statement signed by Your Friends at Ben & Jerry’s. “We’ve come to understand that to be silent about the violence and threats to the lives and well-being of Black people is to be complicit in that violence and those threats.”

  • John Wirts

    Ben & Jerry’s just ceased to exist in my mind. I will never buy that brand again! I am appalled that a entropioneer would make such a Biased statement and expect to keep customers!

  • justinwachin

    Some people decided to boycott business owners who stood for traditional marriage. I will choose to boycott businesses that are supporting groups who seek anarchy.

  • Paul Wright

    these and other company’s need to be boycotted. if blm they should target gang violence there are more white people killed by cops than black. most of the shootings are none compliance with the police. point a gun, holding a gun when you are told to stop, stop. when you are told to drop your gun drop it. when you are told to lay down, lay down. these are the things every person should obay. the police see and handle a lot of violent people dont be one your self.the police are only a small part of the problem the way we react is the biggest part. I carry concealed if I;m pulled over I state that and keep my hands on the wheel. the office will let me know how to handle the next move. as long as I don’t move for my gun or anything else. I ok and thats the way it works.He will get me out hand cuff me for protection and take my gun. afterwards I will be ticketed gun given back and on my way. it is that easy.

  • Mys77

    Over priced ice cream that is unaffordable for black people….great way to destroy your company…siding with violent criminals. ?.aren’t ben and jerry homos?

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  • David Tierney

    I have been boycotting Ben & Jerry’s for over 20 years. Libtards for ever. Screw them, they will never see a dime from me.

  • CharlieSeattle

    Black Lies Do Not Matter!

    • David Tierney

      Exactly, ask tge blacks in Chicago if Black lives truly matter. The number of dead is in the thousands in just Chicago alone.

      • CharlieSeattle

        …lies…….lies…….lies do not matter.

  • Vietvet1968

    This ice cream company had better have a lot of blacks in their business operation. For me, I will never buy their bullshit ice cream again. Maybe young black women should stop having 3 or 4 kids who never know their fathers!

    • Harry J Schaubel

      And miss out on more gov’t handouts???

  • takeitbacknow42012

    Maybe Ben and Jerry should tell it to all the blacks that kill other blacks!!!!

  • James in Texas

    The very first time Black Lives Matter to Black Lives Matter, I will give a hoot! Until then I will just remember the Black Lives Matter are in the business of Race Hatred and Destroy & Stealing where ever they can find a “cause” to loot and destroy the local Black Community!

  • Rodney Steward

    Ben and Jerry’s sounds more like a clown show than an ice cream do drop in! Never heard of it, it’s not here in the South that I know of, but like the black house, sounds like they enjoy starting trouble!!

  • Bob

    This from the company that refused to send comfort aid to the Military in Iraq and Afghanistan, yet still sells products in Military commissaries and exchanges.

  • 7papa7

    Ben and Jerry’s ice cream will NEVER enter my home again.

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  • Edward

    Will Ben & Jerry’s come out with a new flavor called “Black Lives Matter Chocolate” sprinkled with a few BLUE (for police) and a few RED (for blood) and a few WHITE (for, well if I have to tell you, you are brain dead) Skittles. Good corporate move targeting the “Milenials” and others.

  • Edgardo L. Perez-De Leon

    Ben and Jerry in the same page of Soros? This is bad news for “Our Revolution” and for Bernie Sanders. I support the cause but not the label of the organization who takes money from George Soros, never without an agenda against the left.

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