Posted on December 14, 2020

Colin Kaepernick Hopes Ben & Jerry’s Namesake Ice Cream ‘Will Amplify Calls to Defund and Abolish the Police’

Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, December 11, 2020

Colin Kaepernick, the free-agent quarterback turned athlete activist, partnered with Ben & Jerry’s to debut a new ice cream flavor on Thursday.


“I’m honored to partner with Ben & Jerry’s on Change the Whirled,” Kaepernick said. “Their commitment to challenging the anti-Black roots of policing in the United States demonstrates a material concern for the wellbeing of Black and Brown communities. My hope is that this partnership will amplify calls to defund and abolish the police and to invest in futures that can make us safer, healthier, and truly free.”

The non-dairy ice cream is set to hit shelves in 2021.

“Colin Kaepernick and his Know Your Rights Camp is the perfect partner for Ben & Jerry’s to continue to advance our work on issues of racial justice,” Ben & Jerry’s CEO Matthew McCarthy said in a press release. {snip}