Ben & Jerry’s may be the next Bud Light. Over the Fourth of July holiday, the Vermont ice cream makers decided it was time to have a conversation about “stolen indigenous land.”
“Ah, the Fourth of July,” the company claimed in a statement. “Who doesn’t love a good parade, some tasty barbecue, and a stirring fireworks display? 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 land.”
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— The Rabbit Hole (@TheRabbitHole84) July 4, 2023
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) tweeted: “Ben & Jerry’s, your once-good ice cream now sucks. You just guaranteed that I (a once-loyal customer) will never again consume a single pint of it.”
“When you suggest ‘returning’ the land on which our country has been built for centuries, what exactly do you imagine?” he continued. “Expungement of property rights? Repatriation of most Americans to Europe?”
“Speaking of stolen land, the Abenaki Nation would like to have a word with @benandjerrys about the land under their headquarters that they are occupying in Vermont,” he said. “They really should commit to returning this stolen land, and naming their next flavor *Shameful Hypocrisy Crunch*” political commentator Joel M. Petlin said.
Country music star John Rich had one of the most liked replies:
Make @benndjerrys Bud Light again.
— John Rich???????? (@johnrich) July 4, 2023
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