Ben & Jerry’s locations in Australia aren’t serving two scoops of the same type of ice cream to customers. Why? To protest on behalf of gay marriage. On Wednesday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson,” Doc Thompson and Kal Elsebai talked about the politicization of ice cream and whether businesses should let their opinions influence what they serve to customers.
Doc explained that Kal wouldn’t be able to purchase two scoops of chocolate ice cream in Australia until the country legalizes gay marriage. Customers can buy two scoops of different kinds of ice cream, but they can’t double up on the same flavor.
“Well, I like gay ice cream,” Kal jokingly protested.
“Sorry, you’re gonna have to have heterosexual ice cream,” Doc countered.
Doc commended Ben & Jerry’s for supporting a political cause they believe in if that’s what they want to do. “Do what you want with your business,” he summed it up.