Walmart has smacked the hornet’s nest with their latest product to hit the shelf. Juneteenth Ice Cream.
As soon as the retail giant started putting the “Celebration Edition” on its freezer shelves the Twitter mob went off, calling the idea “garbage,” and plenty of other colorful adjectives. The pints contain swirled red velvet and cheesecake ice cream flavors and included the message, “Share and celebrate African-American culture, emancipation and enduring hope.”
You just said, “what the hell” didn’t you? We all did, friend. How tone deaf can one be in this day and age?
Walmart is also launching a similar “celebration edition” for Pride Month, which is also coming up in June. That flavor is white chocolate ice cream with brownies and cherries.
How do you feel about companies exploiting holidays such as Juneteenth and Pride for capitalism? Have they crossed a line?