Let's kill the PC police...

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  1. iamwhatiseem
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    Jesus...so Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream makes a commemorative flavor honoring (ok capitalizing on) the NBA Player "Lin".
    Included in the pkg was fortune cookies - pointing obviously to his heritage and nationality.
    Well hold on...someone might be offended.
    So Ben & Jerry's removes the fortune cookies and issues a public apology to anyone who might have been offended.

    I am offended that the officers of Ben&Jerry's are a bunch of weak pussies allowing themselves to succumb to a bunch a whiney-ass do-nothings.
     
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    stop being so angry that Americans are trying to understand each other and be respectful of each other.
     
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    Never liked their ice cream. Even if I did like their ice cream, I buy Breyer's or Edy's for a few reasons.
     
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    Nope, Ben and Jerry's was wrong to put a Fortune Cookie in the Ice Cream. Jeremy Lin was born in Los Angeles, CA and raised in San Francisco.

    I supported B&G for sticking to their Schweddy Balls flavor, but they were absolutely right to lose the cookie.
     
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    Why?
    Their press release even states the overall feedback was positive and there was a "small bit" of negative feedback.
    The company stated it was obviously a light-hearted gesture that was not meant to offend a living soul.
    It is dumb. We are way to sensitive to what "might" offend someone.
    They replaced it bits of pandan style waffles...well pandan waffles originated in Vietnam. Obviously meant to offend anyone with slanted eyes.
     
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    There is no place for light hearted in present day America.
     
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    He was born in America. He's not even Asian.
     
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    It's not as much offensive as just plain factually wrong. Jeremy Lin is an AMERICAN. Born and raised in AMERICA. No, they didn't mean to be offensive, but it still was. They were right to lose the fortune cookie and keep the Schweddy Balls.
     
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    Obama is trying to rid us of nukes because he thinks they offend our enemies.
     
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    Pheh...Ben and Jerrys is known for their whackiness and flavors that are all in good fun.
    As KatznDogs points out above - "there is no room for lighthearted fun in America anymore"
    You prove the point.
     

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