Ben & Jerry’s whips up Twitter storm after saying police forces ‘must be dismantled’

Ice-cream company Ben & Jerry’s, known for their frequent forays into politics, has sparked yet another controversy after calling for police forces to be “dismantled” following the death of Daunte Wright.

“The murder of #DaunteWright is rooted in white supremacy and results from the intentional criminalization of Black and Brown communities,” Ben & Jerry’s posted to their official Twitter account on Tuesday.

“This system can’t be reformed. It must be dismantled and a real system of public safety rebuilt from the ground up,” the company added, concluding the tweet with the hashtag, “#DefundThePolice.”

The post received over 25,000 likes, but whipped up plenty of controversy, with commenters weighing in to support and slate the message.