Conservative moms around the United States are attacking baby food and product company Gerber. The crime? The new Gerber baby is 5-month-old Ali Farran. And she is a Muslim.
FOX News personality Tucker Carlson reported the story and called Ali winning the contest to be the new Gerber baby an example of "woke values gone crazy." He further questioned the patriotism of Gerber CEO Andrew Canard.
Mr. Canard issued a terse statement declaring he and his company represent American values.
Gerber was founded in 1927 in Fremont, Michigan. While many US companies that support Mr. Carlson have left our nation, we at Gerber are proudly centered in Arlington, Virginia.
The United States is an inclusive nation. Our babies reflect that diversity. We will not be bullied by those preaching hate.
It didn't matter how rational the CEO's words were, however. Angry conservative moms, grandmothers, aunties, and other busybodies are vowing to boycott the company.
But the agitated Karens aren't stopping at simply boycotting baby food, bottles, and other products. One group destroyed them in what many are calling a baby burning.
Just two days ago Karen King led a group of roughly 30 locals and burned items in the middle of their cul-de-sac in Raleigh, North Carolina. Those present say it took quite a long time to light the baby food on fire. Ms. King's husband had to dowse the pile liberally with gasoline.
Police and the fire department arrived. Ms. King wasn't arrested but was warned not to set another bonfire in the cul-de-sac without making out the proper paperwork beforehand.