Ice cream caught in Lin controversy
February 25, 2012 by staff
Ice cream caught in Lin controversy, Ben & Jerry’s will take fortune cookies out of its new Jeremy Lin-inspired ice cream flavor after hearing complaints that the ingredient was racist.
The limited-edition flavor, “Taste the Lin-Sanity,” originally featured vanilla frozen yogurt, honey swirls and bits of fortune cookies, the latter ingredient serving as an obvious nod to Lin’s heritage. After the backlash, the company pulled the cookies from the mix and replaced them with waffle cone pieces that will be served on the side.
“There seemed to be a bit of an initial backlash about it, but we obviously weren’t looking to offend anybody and the majority of the feedback about it has been positive,” Ryan Midden, the general manager of the Ben & Jerry’s in Cambridge, Ma., told the Boston Globe.
And that quote right there encapsulates the politically correct culture in which we live. Most people liked it, Midden said. But because a few people didn’t, Ben & Jerry’s caved.
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