Cassandra Freeman, best known for playing Aunt Viv on TV drama “Bel-Air,” criticized Walmart for its “celebration edition” Juneteenth ice cream. The actress said the frozen treat is just plain wrong.
Juneteenth is a federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved Africans in America. The holiday was popularized by American singer Beyonce in a music video. It is observed every June 19.
TMZ bumped into Cassandra on Monday at LAX and asked her about Walmart’s “Celebration Edition Juneteenth Ice Cream” which has been trending all day on Black Twitter.
Walmart is being dragged on Black Twitter for its newest flavor, red velvet and cheesecake ice cream along with this message on the package: “Share and celebrate African-American culture, emancipation and enduring hope.”
Cassandra said Ben and Jerry’s would never make the same mistake. “Ben and Jerry’s smart. They got heart,” she said.
She also blasts the retail giant for its corporate greed and shames whoever greenlit the product for not reading their history books.
“What’s next? September 11 ice cream? You know, some 9-11 ice cream,” she said.