The Ben & Jerry’s ice cream company has always portrayed itself as holier than thou and ultra-woke, lecturing the world on how evil America and Israel are. But despite its claims that the company is better than the rest of us, it has now been found that the company is using child labor to make its products.
Are all Democrats really such hypocrites?
I have seen little evidence that they are not.
Take one of the company’s proclamations about people.
Per Front Page Magazine:
“We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: human beings can’t be illegal,” the ice cream maker declared. Its advocacy for illegal migrants even led to a clash with the British government which told it to “stick to ice cream”. In the United States, the leftist brand debuted a new flavor ‘Pecan Resist’, and bragged that it would “resist the Trump administration’s regressive and discriminatory policies” to build a future for “refugees and immigrants.”
The outlet went on to add that despite the company’s airy-fairy claims, it was using cheap immigrant labor in its supply chain.
The ugly truth behind the virtue signaling was that Ben & Jerry’s depended on migrant labor to make its overpriced ice cream. A year before Trump took office, the progressive company faced protests by migrant workers who spoke of having to live in barns without heat during the Vermont winter while milking cows at midnight and being injured by exploding glass milk bottles.
Then there’s this:
Ben & Jerry’s has a lot of experience with “well-monitored workplaces” for child labor. The company, which has boasted of its support for Black Lives Matter, had been previously accused of benefiting from the slave labor of 8-year-olds on cocoa plantations in Africa, vanilla plantations in Madagascar, and palm oil on Indonesian plantations.
The open borders that Ben & Jerry’s had advocated for brought child labor to America.
In 2021, a Ben & Jerry’s franchise owner in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was caught employing 12-year-olds, but the latest revelations about the company are a good deal worse
Despite its oppressive business practices, Ben & Jerry’s still maintains that “Respect for human rights is one of our core values.”
Daniel Greenfield has much more on Ben & Jerry’s hypocrisy. Go on over to Front Page Magazine to see the rest.Commentary