Ben & Jerry’s responds to fierce backlash about Linda Sarsour and new ‘Pecan Resist’ flavor ice cream

The internationally recognized ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s made it clear in a Twitter statement this week that it’s willing to tolerate antisemitism and misogyny in the name of resisting President Donald Trump’s otherwise successful presidency.

The informal statement was published three days after the ice cream manufacturer unveiled a new chocolate ice cream flavor Tuesday dubbed “Pecan Resist.”

“We can peacefully resist the Trump administration’s regressive and discriminatory policies and build a future that values inclusivity, equality, and justice for people of color, women, the LGBTQ community, refugees, and immigrants,” Ben & Jerry’s wrote in its initial announcement.

“Pecan Resist supports four organizations that are working on the front lines of the peaceful resistance, building a world that supports their values. Get to know them, then find Pecan Resist here!”

What stirred controversy — besides an ice cream manufacturer needlessly involving itself in politics — was that one of the “four organizations” that the company announced it’d partnered with happened to be the Women’s March.

The Women’s March is a left-wing organization that’s run by Linda Sarsour, an Islamic fundamentalist, who has been called an anti-Semite and a misogynist and who boasts ties to the notorious Louis Farrakhan.

Farrakhan, of course, has over the course of his career in hate, praised deceased Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, described the Jewish people as “termites” and derided the Jewish religion as a gutter religion.

Sarsour has a history of misogyny. Seven years ago she posted a tweet suggesting that the vaginas of Brigitte Gabriel and Ayaan Hirsi Ali — two survivors of Islamic oppression who now fight for women’s rights in Muslim countries — should be ripped away.

When several Twitter users tried to highlight the left-wing activist’s history to Ben & Jerry’s, the company issued a statement revealing that it’s willing to overlook her flaws and focus on her alleged efforts “to promote women’s rights.”


This statement triggered massive backlash, to the point that it boasted only 34 likes but over 1,000 negative replies as of Saturday morning.

The anger stemmed from the belief by many, including quite a few on the left, that Sarsour is anything but a women’s right activist.


Ben & Jerry’s has thus far refused to respond to these valid complaints. While it’s unclear how its decision to join the “Resistance” movement will affect its long-term bottom line, at the moment it appears it could be in store for some trouble.



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