Claim: Ben & Jerry’s ice cream has announced it will start selling “Hands Up Don’t Shoot”
|TRUE: Ben & Jerry’s founder Ben Cohen has encouraged franchise owners to get involved with the Hands Up United organization and sell ‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot’ |
|FALSE: The Ben & Jerry’s company is selling ‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot’ |
Example: [Collected via e-mail, January 2015]
Did the Ben and Jerry’s ice cream company recently take a bold stand against the police with the announcement that they will be selling handsup, don’t shoot t-shirts?
“There will probably always be injustice and we are outraged and saddened by it. But it is in the act of working to end injustice that we find our hearts, our souls and our joy.”
Shortly after Cohen’s speech, a franchisee in Athens, Georgia posted a photo of co-founders Jerry Greenfield and Ben Cohen along with a message stating that the
Cohen’s speech, along with the Athens store’s Facebook photo, led many readers to believe that the
ALL LIVES MATTER
Ben & Jerry’s deeply respects and appreciates all those who protect and serve our communities. We do not subscribe to the narrative that we have to choose between black lives and blue lives. All lives matter.
There is injustice rooted in race in our society. This is an important issue and is deserving of efforts from all including businesses, organizations and individuals to further peace and understanding in our communities. Dr. Martin Luther
While the Hands Up Don’t Shoot campaign is not being conducted by
Although the Ben & Jerry’s company is not itself selling “Hands Up Don’t Shoot”
It should also be noted Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield no longer run the
Last updated: 26 January 2015