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Off-Color Remark Lands Ice Cream Maker In Hot Water [Was Asked If Ice Cream Gelatin Contains Pork?]
NBCNews ^ | September 30, 2012 | Ben Popken

Posted on 09/30/2012 11:43:58 AM PDT by Steelfish

Off-Color Remark Lands Ice Cream Maker In Hot Water By Ben Popken

The CEO of a 100-year old Montana ice cream maker has offered to resign after he made what was perceived to be a racist remark on the company's Facebook wall.

The brouhaha began when a self-identified Muslim customer asked on the Facebook page if the Wilcoxson Ice Cream contained pork in the gelatin used to make it.

“We don't deliver outside of Montana, certainly not Pakistan,” CEO Matt Shaeffer wrote back.

The customer replied that the comment was “rude” for assuming he lived in Pakistan. Underneath the customer's name on Facebook it says that he lives in Sheridan, Wyo., an area to which the wholesale ice cream maker does deliver.

Shaeffer told NBC News he is sorry for what happened. “It was never intended to offend,” he said.

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1 posted on 09/30/2012 11:44:01 AM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

I guess this is what passes for news on NBC.


2 posted on 09/30/2012 11:45:23 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Steelfish

OH MY GOSH... shut that company down and nuke every last trace of their existence!


3 posted on 09/30/2012 11:47:51 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: ViLaLuz

How alien cultures are changing the US! The effects of unlimited immigration Muslim and non-Muslin that clash with the cultures of western civilization that even a century-old ice cream maker must now toe the culturally sensitive PC line.

And yet if the polls are correct Obama is on course for a second term. Go figure.


4 posted on 09/30/2012 11:53:00 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Basically, we’ve become a nation dominated by 3 year-olds.


5 posted on 09/30/2012 11:53:39 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: Steelfish

My response to a muslim who wanted to know if my ice cream contained pork would be, “ it does now”


6 posted on 09/30/2012 11:53:54 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey Low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: Steelfish

I woulda told them that we rely heavily on PORK products!!! So what if a few muzzies don’t eat your ice cream?


7 posted on 09/30/2012 11:56:20 AM PDT by Circle_Hook
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To: Steelfish

So, he thought the message came from Pakistan and he said they don’t deliver to Pakistan. Some real racism there.

Dear NBC: Our President lied to us to coverup his incompetence that resulted in the deaths of at least six Americans. Who decides the priorities for your news stories? A guy saying that his business doesn’t deliver ice cream to Pakistan is news? Wow. You win the Emmy for DOING THE MOST TO HIDE AND IGNORE ALL PROBLEMS WITH THE DEMOCRATS. Bravo, NBC, bravo. Well-earned.


8 posted on 09/30/2012 12:00:19 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Steelfish

Racist remark? Is Pakistan a race?


9 posted on 09/30/2012 12:00:26 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Steelfish

So it isn’t a religious insult, it is a racial insult, weird.

The fact that America is so changed that there is no “we” anymore, that we can’t even make a harmless joke about some exotic, foreign land on the other side of the world, is weird also.


10 posted on 09/30/2012 12:02:33 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: muir_redwoods

In case you weren’t aware, Jews also don’t eat pork. Would you reject their business also?


11 posted on 09/30/2012 12:09:13 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: ViLaLuz

Roflll!!!


12 posted on 09/30/2012 12:12:51 PM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: Steelfish

Islam isn’t a “race.”

But President Omoslem is 44% Arab.

50% White (via porn-mag Mother).

And 6% Black.


13 posted on 09/30/2012 12:13:08 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Steelfish

If I had a restaurant, I’d make sure every dish had peanuts, pork, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, wheat gluten, soy lecithin, milk, and eggs. Did I miss anything?

I’d clearly say so on the menu.


14 posted on 09/30/2012 12:13:14 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Steelfish
... enraged Islamist mobs kills dozens of Christians; issue fat wad against ice cream. . .
15 posted on 09/30/2012 12:13:48 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Born to Conserve

Beef.


16 posted on 09/30/2012 12:15:18 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Steelfish

how is there any racism in that?

geographyist?


17 posted on 09/30/2012 12:17:24 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Steelfish
Is Pakistani a race? No.

So how could this man's remarks have been racist?

18 posted on 09/30/2012 12:17:46 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Steelfish

Amazing how everyone is behind these dumb comments. Both Muslims and religious Jews avoid pork products. Why alienate anyone if you are running a business. A simple yes or no would have sufficed.


19 posted on 09/30/2012 12:18:01 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Steelfish

What bothers me is how the CEO could be such a wimp. If he thinks his remark will cost him any significant business he is totally wrong. Tell ‘em to go to hell.


20 posted on 09/30/2012 12:20:37 PM PDT by cydcharisse (`)
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To: muir_redwoods

All aircraft,gasoline and flip flops have pork products in them


21 posted on 09/30/2012 12:23:06 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Steelfish

What part of Wyoming is in Montana??


22 posted on 09/30/2012 12:27:27 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Sherman Logan

hmm ~ they don’t?


23 posted on 09/30/2012 12:27:36 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Steelfish
They don't deliver outside of Montana...but they have to deliver to Sheridan, Wyoming?

Admittedly Sheridan is not far from the state line, but it is in another state. My recollection is that you can't even see Montana from Sheridan (although I have only been through there once and I was headed in the other direction). Actually it could be quite dangerous to try to deliver to Sheridan. George Armstrong Custer was just trying to deliver some ice cream from Billings to Sheridan when he was set upon by the Sioux Indians. (Of course that is scrubbed from the books for politically correct reasons in order to make Custer look bad.)

24 posted on 09/30/2012 12:27:36 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Born to Conserve

Just having bread on the premises is a problem ~ so what you do is provide a menu ~ then even i’ll go there.


25 posted on 09/30/2012 12:28:54 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Steelfish

If he looses Muslim business because of his remark, so be it. The same for Jewish customers. Its his remark. Its his Ice cream store.

He can offend anyone he wishes and accept $$ (or not) from whom ever will grace his establishment. Bad business choices will result in lower profits. Left alone this will work itself out nicely.

I dont give a flying #*(&% who is offended by anything that anyone says about or too them. Anyone can (and will) be as offended as they want over whatever reason they want.

There is no protection from being offended.


26 posted on 09/30/2012 12:29:25 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: a fool in paradise

Montana is pretty big, you know.


27 posted on 09/30/2012 12:30:37 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: South40
Funny little foreign people regularly misuse the word 'race' to mean 'kind' ~ like 'a race of pit bulls', or a 'race of corn' (which is terribly un-nerving when they actually mean 'breed of wheat', a totally different thing entirely.

Some of their misuses conjur up images of 'day of the triffids' or 'night of the living dead'. Just terrible.

Best to just ignore these pukes who don't know what 'race' really means.

28 posted on 09/30/2012 12:31:51 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Steelfish

Meanwhile a Pakistani working for the city of Houston cheered online the 9-11-2001 attacks and it was only uncovered when he was investigated for solicited sex services from a co-worker.

It’s not as if Pakistankis and Indians never make bigoted comments about one another. Let alone when the people at the call centers say once the phone line is disconnected.


29 posted on 09/30/2012 12:32:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Born to Conserve

Can I get some veal?


30 posted on 09/30/2012 12:34:21 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Verginius Rufus

Mmmm Custer’s Lemon Custard.


31 posted on 09/30/2012 12:38:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Steelfish

He should not resign and to demand that he does is absurd.

BTW, there are a surprising number of people who decline to eat pork products and some of them are Christians who reason that God told Israel not to eat pork in Leviticus chapter 11 for a good reason, even if most people are not at all curious about it.


32 posted on 09/30/2012 12:40:33 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Verginius Rufus

Their ice cream is available in Sheridan. I’ve had it. It’s good stuff.

Sheridan residents do a lot of business in Montana. If you want to do major shopping, odds are you’ll have to be driving 90+ minutes to Billings.


33 posted on 09/30/2012 12:41:57 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: muir_redwoods

“My response to a muslim who wanted to know if my ice cream contained pork would be, “ it does now”

Perfect response.


34 posted on 09/30/2012 12:42:07 PM PDT by Enten (I don't have islamophobia...I do have islamonausea)
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To: Steelfish

The headline “off color” is from NBC.......so what is off color? I don’t see it. Ultra sensitive savages....kind of like the cave man commercials.


35 posted on 09/30/2012 12:44:36 PM PDT by Enten (I don't have islamophobia...I do have islamonausea)
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To: Steelfish

So in a country which claims to have “freedom of speech” you lose your job because someone claims you said something “racist.”


36 posted on 09/30/2012 12:47:29 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Freedom of speech - a myth about a long-gone country.)
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To: montag813
Why alienate anyone if you are running a business.

Because it's their business, not yours?

37 posted on 09/30/2012 12:47:48 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Among natives in the region of northwest WY and southern MT, they remember the movement to break away and form another state called “Absoraka:”

http://bigthink.com/strange-maps/301-look-at-the-state-youre-in-absaroka

So yes, old-timers in both Sheridan and Billings think of each other as being “local.” Casper, even tho in the same state, isn’t thought of as “local” to Sheridan, but Billings, the same distance up the interstate in the other direction? Local.


38 posted on 09/30/2012 12:49:59 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: Steelfish

As president I will mandate that all foods sold in America must have some pork content even if it is only a trace amount.


39 posted on 09/30/2012 12:51:23 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Steelfish

Bacon ice cream. The time is now.


40 posted on 09/30/2012 12:56:04 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Steelfish

It doesn’t take much to offend the followers of Mohammad. I’ve really had enough of their whining. It’s getting old.


41 posted on 09/30/2012 12:57:15 PM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: Steelfish

You think the guy was rude buy your ice cream elsewhere.
Otherwise STFU and grow some skin..


42 posted on 09/30/2012 12:57:57 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Steelfish
This story is from NBC. Everything about it should be regarded in the context of disinformation coming from an enemy of the people.

Pat Caddell slams the media: They have become an “enemy of the people” (video 26:00)

43 posted on 09/30/2012 12:58:45 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Steelfish

>> The customer replied that the comment was rude for assuming he lived in Pakistan.

So who’s the “racist”?

ESAD, all you wannabe arbiters of speech.


44 posted on 09/30/2012 1:03:48 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Steelfish

Guy can’t take a joke and the Media sees this as a national news event?

Get over yourselves guys.


45 posted on 09/30/2012 1:05:41 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Steelfish
How alien cultures are changing the US! The effects of unlimited immigration Muslim and non-Muslin that clash with the cultures of western civilization that even a century-old ice cream maker must now toe the culturally sensitive PC line.

I grew up in an Orthodox Jewish home in the 1950s & 60s. My mother was constantly calling companies to find out if their products contained pork or other nonkosher ingredients. Is Judaism an "alien culture" that clashes with "western civilization"?

46 posted on 09/30/2012 1:26:45 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

LOL, drama queen much?

Try to stay on topic and lay off the victim stuff.


47 posted on 09/30/2012 1:33:59 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Steelfish
Stick with the Hog-in-Dazs. You can't go wrong.
48 posted on 09/30/2012 1:34:10 PM PDT by BufordP (Chuck Norris doesn't check under the bed anymore. He wears Clint Eastwood pajamas.)
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To: Steelfish

When did Islam become a race?


49 posted on 09/30/2012 1:39:03 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: ansel12

I think you missed the point that the question essentially asked whether the product is kosher.


50 posted on 09/30/2012 1:43:45 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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