"It’s been hard to watch the list of unarmed Black Americans killed by law enforcement officers grow longer and longer. We understand that numerous Black Americans and white Americans have profoundly different experiences and outcomes with law enforcement and the criminal justice system," the post said. "That’s why it’s become clear to us at Ben & Jerry’s that we have a moral obligation to take a stand now for justice and for Black lives."
The company made it clear that the statement did not mean that it blames individual officers or that lives of those in law enforcement don't matter.
"All lives do matter," the company said. "But all lives will not matter until Black lives matter."
Twitter users praised the brand for speaking out and said they would support the company by buying its ice cream.
Some on Twitter were upset with the brand's stance.
The post ended by asking those reading "not to reflexively retreat to our current beliefs" and to begin "putting aside preconceived notions and truly seeking to understand and grow."