Ben & Jerry Say They Won't Be Changing Name Of Flavor, Despite Complaints

Ben & Jerry's 'Hazed & Confused' ice cream flavor has been stirring up some trouble. According to some advocates, the name is insensitive. They're demanding the flavor be renamed. The famous frozen dessert duo is not budging, however.

A Ben & Jerry spokesperson says that the company has no plans to rename their hazelnut-chocolate ice cream flavor. The term is a play on Dazed and Confused, a Led Zeppelin song. With the hazelnut fudge core, 'Hazed and Confused' seemed appropriate.

"It didn't make sense for us to change the name," said Sean Greenwood to Bloomberg. "We named it because it's a pop culture reference."

Some argue that the name of the ice cream is insensitive because of hazing. Tampa parents Lianne and Brian Kowiak have complained about the name because their son Harrison died during fraternity hazing when he was just 19 years old.

"The name minimizes and makes a complete joke of the dangerous and sometimes deadly practice that has caused physical and psychological harm to many and in the case of our dearest son, Harrison, his death," said the Kowiaks to the Daily News.

According to Greenwood, the company has not 'condoned hazing, supported hazing, or even inferred hazing.'

Words can hurt, but it helps if you don’t twist them.

Source: NY Daily News

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