After Ben & Jerry’s announced its newest ice cream flavor, Schweddy Balls, last week, it didn’t take long for some people to get their
schweddy sweaty panties all in a wad. In fact, one conservative organization, One Million Moms, has called for a boycott of this ice cream because, guess what? They find it offensive. Can the world just stop being offended by everything these days?
Apparently Not. One Million Moms posted this on their website:
The vulgar new flavor has turned something as innocent as ice cream into something repulsive. Not exactly what you want a child asking for at the supermarket.
Vulgar and repulsive, really? That seems a bit extreme.
Ben & Jerry’s defends its newest flavor (vanilla with rum and fudge-covered malt balls–yum!) which pays homage to the classic Alec Baldwin sketch on Saturday Night Live, by telling Time magazine:
The name is irreverent. But we’ve always been about having some irreverence and having some fun. We’re not trying to offend people. Our fans get the humor.
So do we. Because, let’s face it, ice cream is just not that serious. And this is not the first time that any of us have heard of–or ordered–something with a sexual name. Sex on the beach, anyone? Or how about other drinks like the redheaded slut or pink pantie pull-down? Then there’s this awesome-looking restaurant called the Better Than Sex Dessert Restaurant in Key West. Totally not offended. And if I weren’t currently on this stupid raw food diet, I would certainly oblige and get myself some of this ballsy ice cream.
By the way, One Million Moms is also offended by B&J’s spin-off of its Chubby Hubby flavor called Hubby Hubby, which was created to celebrate legalized gay marriage. “It seems that offending customers has become an annual tradition for Ben & Jerry’s,” One Million Moms writes. To which we say: Chill out, moms (with a bowl of Schweddy Balls, of course).
Tell us, would you boycott a food just because of its name?
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