Walmart Disrespects Juneteenth With Ice Cream; White People Stop!
Once again Walmart tries to make profit gains off the history of African American people and slavery! WTH is wrong with Walmart??? Get more details on how Walmart Juneteenth Ice Cream is disrespectful…
CelebnMusic247.com feels that Walmart has truly crossed the line of utter disrespect and ignorance when it comes to Juneteeth.
What is even more disrespectful about the Juneteenth Ice Cream is that it is Red Velvet Cake and Cheesecake flavored. Now it sounds delicious, but that is just as bad as making a Watermelon and Fried Chicken flavored ice cream. This had to come from a white person who thought this was a good idea.
No, dumb dumb it is NOT A GOOD IDEA…ITS 100% OFFENSIVE TO EVERY BLACK PERSON IN AMERICA!
NOT only is it a bad idea, but Walmart even tried to Trademark “Juneteenth Ice Cream.” Walmart should be ashamed of themselves.
The Washington Post writes:
Walmart pulled “Juneteenth ice cream” from its freezers and apologized Tuesday after a social media backlash and accusations of commercializing a holiday meant to commemorate the end of American slavery.
The retail giant was set to sell “swirled red velvet and cheesecake” ice cream in a container adorned with Pan-African colors and an image of two Black hands high-fiving each other. “Share and celebrate African American culture, emancipation and enduring hope,” the label read.
But the product drew swift online condemnations from users who accused the retailer of treating a solemn day as a moneymaking vehicle.
Check Out What Twitter is saying:
@BalchemCorp This evil corporation took it upon itself to apply for a trademark for the word #Juneteenth. Owned by a white man, Ted Harris. Why apply for a trademark that doesn't concern you or your ancestors? #juneteenthicecream pic.twitter.com/3xsE2ol3gt
— Elle (@ElleSweetest) May 24, 2022
— Not THEEOne ??? (@MrRightNow215) May 23, 2022
— M Y K A L (@DigitalMyk) May 23, 2022
— Are You Edutained (@AreYouEdutained) May 23, 2022
— Hiruy Hadgu (@Hiruy4HoCo) May 24, 2022
So a white man trademarked and profiting from “Juneteenth” the literal name of the holiday marking the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, how American ?? and do those napkins really say it’s the freedom for me #juneteenthicecream #juneteenth #itsthefreedomforme pic.twitter.com/m8hdnAkfrx
— Stephanie Curtis (@SwacccCurtis) May 24, 2022
The History of Juneteenth in short form:
Freedom finally came on June 19, 1865, when some 2,000 Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas. The army announced that the more than 250,000 enslaved black people in the state, were free by executive decree. This day came to be known as “Juneteenth,” by the newly freed people in Texas.