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Anyone who likes to eat ice cream should have heard of Ben & Jerry's, an ice cream chain that is known to every household in Australia!However, they are actually a company from the United States

They have a Free Cone Day every year, on that day everyone can go to the store to receive an ice cream ball for free!

And it is such a well-known ice cream shop that now dares to antagonize the Australian government! Fight openly! And said that if a bill is not passed, they will not let their customers order two ice cream balls of the same flavor.

What is the purpose of such a seemingly unreasonable statement with a claim?

Ben & Jerry's issued a statement like this:

"Because the ice cream brand has always used Peace & Love as its slogan, but the Australian government has never adopted gay marriage, so in order to protest,Until the government legalized gay marriage, our customers could not order two ice cream balls of the same flavor.Please understand. "

The following is the full text of the statement on the company's official website

'Imagine heading down to your local Scoop Shop to order your favourite two scoops of Cookie Dough in a waffle cone,'

'But you find out you are not allowed... you'd be furious!

'This doesn't even begin to compare to how furious you would be if you were told you were not allowed to marry the person you love.

'So we are banning two scoops of the same flavour and encouraging our fans to contact their MPs to tell them that the time has come-make same sex marriage legal! Love comes in all flavours!'

Currently, Western countries like the United States, Britain, Canada and France have all passed gay marriage laws.

However, the Australian government still has reservations about this regulation, and homosexual marriage is still prohibited and illegal in Australia.

Currently, Ben & Jerry's has placed postcards in 26 stores in Australia. Customers can take one directly and write to Congress to declare their support for the legalization of gay marriage.

However, foreign netizens have mixed opinions regarding this chain store’s approach:

"I support gay marriage, but I think business people should stay away from this kind of debate."

"Never buy their ice cream again."

"This is great. Everyone should enjoy marriage equality! This is a good note. Those letters should be sent to the representatives of Congress."

"It's funny, very good silent protest."

"Their political beliefs should not be imposed on consumers."


What do you think about this chain store's approach?

News compiled from "Daily Mail"

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