Group Calls for Boycott of Ben & Jerry’s Schweddy Balls Ice Cream
The advocacy group One Million Moms aren't big fans of a new Ben & Jerry's flavor dubbed "Schweddy Balls."
In fact, they're calling for a boycott of the ice cream, whose name pays tribute to a 'Saturday Night Live' sketch in which Alec Baldwin plays Pete Schweddy, a man who makes popcorn, rum and cheese balls.
One Million Moms' statement, released Wednesday, states:
"Ben & Jerry's announced their newest ice cream flavor which sounds anything but appealing. Schweddy Balls is the best they could come up with. The vulgar new flavor has turned something as innocent as ice cream into something repulsive. Not exactly what you want a child asking for at the supermarket."
The group also calls the company's Hubby Hubby flavor, a special edition of Chubby Hubby released last year to celebrate the legalization of gay marriage in some US states, "tasteless."
According to Ben & Jerry's spokesman Sean Greenwood, the Vermont-based ice cream company won't be heeding this call to remove Schweddy Balls from the shelves.
"We have not changed our plan in any way," Greenwood told Fox News. "What we're hearing from our fans is, 'We like it, keep it out.' We'll get through this year and see what our fans want next year."
Check out the SNL sketch that launched the flavor below:
[via Fox News]