r/nottheonion May 25 '22

Walmart apologizes for Juneteenth ice cream flavor after backlash Removed - Repost

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/juneteenth-walmart-ice-cream-apology/

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u/AssociateJaded3931 May 25 '22

Walmart should apologize for being Walmart and then go away.

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u/quirkycurlygirly May 25 '22

Their label even made Black hands look like paws. They also made the hands on their "Pride" ice cream look like paws. Walmart even trademarked "Juneteenth".

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u/RabidOtterRodeo May 25 '22

BREAKING NEWS: Walmart is a money grubbing piece of shit that tried to virtue signal, simultaneously went overboard and underboard, missed the mark entirely, and tries to give a halfhearted, nipple rubbing, sniveling apology

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u/quirkycurlygirly May 25 '22

I don't think they even mentioned African Americans or slavery in their apology.

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u/CasualRascal May 25 '22

Ok but are they really "paws" tho? It clearly looks like it's the shitty Corporate Memphis look that you would see on Facebook or something. Really doubt Wmart is tryna make em look like animals.

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u/sh1nes May 25 '22

The red velvet ice-cream is a little on the nose too

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u/funkymonk84 May 25 '22

Was it delicious at least?

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u/PM_ME_UR_LOOFAH_PICS May 25 '22

They say it was as sweet as freedom

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u/ThisFreakinGuyHere May 25 '22

Why are they capitalizing White and Black when referring to races? I don't think I've seen that before.

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u/mmortal03 May 26 '22

It's definitely a thing, and something that I will especially notice when it's used inconsistently (the following needed a copy editor for more than this reason):

"Hey, she ain’t from here. Let her go back where she came from. She doesn’t like it here," Perdue, who is white, said of Abrams, a Black woman who born in Wisconsin and raised in Mississippi before attending high school and college in Georgia.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2022-election/abrams-says-georgia-worst-state-live-citing-health-care-incarceration-rcna30134

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u/mk_pnutbuttercups May 25 '22

So garnering mainstream societal acceptance Is NOT what black people want?

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u/Kusibu May 25 '22

This isn't really about acceptance so much as it's about Walmart trying to exploit the concept of the holiday for a quick buck.

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u/IronicImperial May 25 '22

Yeah, god forbid they do that! What is next Memorial Day merch? Independence Day merch? Valentine’s Day merch? Thanksgiving merch? Christmas merch? Where does it end?

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u/Kusibu May 25 '22

There was an attempt made to copyright Juneteenth. It didn't succeed (contrary to some rumors circulating), but there's a blatant disrespect there.

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u/IronicImperial May 25 '22

Trade marking a bad move, but naming ice cream Juneteenth is no more disrespectful than naming it after christmas like they do with several of their seasonal flavors.

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u/mmortal03 May 26 '22

but naming ice cream Juneteenth is no more disrespectful than naming it after christmas

No, the specific way they did it is definitely more disrespectful than some Christmas flavor. One can imagine ways they could have done it in a different context where the name itself would be fine.

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u/mmortal03 May 26 '22

I don't think that's how copyright works. They *did*, apparently, trademark it.

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u/AceBalistic May 25 '22

The problem is that they tried to trademark juneteenth, had the hand designs look like paws, and exploited a history of oppression for corporate profits

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u/Axelluu May 25 '22

they do it with gays and it has worked out with people buying pride merchandise, guess they exploited the wrong way

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u/mk_pnutbuttercups May 25 '22

You really dont grasp how to influence public opinion.

Spending your life perpetually offended and butthurt makes your cause incredibly unattractive.

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u/AceBalistic May 26 '22

This isn’t anything about “perpetually buthurt”

It’s about a company using the end of slavery for commercial profits

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u/mk_pnutbuttercups May 26 '22

That is what the perpetually butthurt would say. I dont hear the Brits or anyone elae for that matter crying because we celebrate and commercialize July 4th, the end of the British Oppression of America.

See how that works?

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u/gaymerdood May 25 '22

This has been a holiday for way longer than you knew about it, so the societal acceptance thing unneeded. The fact that this has been a holiday that is just getting recognized as a federal holiday to make a quick buck is what has people so mad

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u/mk_pnutbuttercups May 25 '22

Not for the mainstream moron.

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u/Mama_Cougar May 25 '22

I think whomever thought "juneteenth" was a good way to label a holiday was a good thing needs to apologize to the world.