Ben & Jerry's co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield were asked why they stopped the sale of their ice cream in West Bank and Gaza Strip but not in states that are not politically aligned with their ideology such as Georgia and Texas in an interview that aired on HBO with 'Axios' correspondent Alexi McCammond.
The duo stopped selling their ice cream in areas they considered being occupied by Israeli forces, but not the entire state of Israel. Axios' McCammond asked Cohen and Greenfield why not apply that logic to selling in the U.S.
"You guys are big proponents of voting rights. Why do you still sell ice cream in Georgia? Texas, abortion bans. Why are you still selling there?" McCammond asked the duo.
"I don't know," Ben Cohen responded after an uncomfortable pause.
"I don't know. I think you ask a really good question. And I think I'd have to sit down and think about it for a bit," Cohen added.
"By that reasoning, we should not sell any ice cream anywhere," he later said. "I've got issues with what’s being done in almost every state and almost every country."