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Megyn Kelly hosts patriotic 4th of July celebration as she slams Ben & Jerry’s

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Conservative commentator Megyn Kelly threw a very patriotic 4th of July party as she slammed Ben & Jerry’s for demanding ‘stolen land’ be returned to Native Americans.

The talk show host welcomed more than 100 people to her home on the New Jersey Shore in New Jersey to celebrate Independence Day, dressed in traditional colonial attire.

Speaking of the festivities, Kelly spoke of her enthusiasm and love for the National Day – but took note of those that were less than patriotic.

On his SiriusXM show, Kelly said, “The two guys behind Ben & Jerry’s, they sold their company a few years ago for over $300 million, but they still hate America.”

“They think it should be a day of atonement for Native Americans, how about no?” I love how these people are their own worst enemies. Make their own life miserable.

Kelly wore a long red dress for the occasion where she and twenty others also dressed up to celebrate Independence Day

Kelly wore a long red dress for the occasion where she and twenty others also dressed up to celebrate Independence Day

Kelly, pictured here with husband Doug Brunt during their holiday celebrations

Kelly, pictured here with husband Doug Brunt during their holiday celebrations

Kelly, pictured here with husband Doug Brunt during their holiday celebrations

Kelly had a full-scale marching band play for the party, which she said had been in the works for six months

Kelly had a full-scale marching band play for the party, which she said had been in the works for six months

Kelly had a full-scale marching band play for the party, which she said had been in the works for six months

Kelly wore a long red dress for the occasion where she and twenty other people who also dress and read the Declaration of Independence, among other activities.

On her website, Kelly wrote how they started the day by reading the pledge before a play about the American Rebellion.

Kelly said she and her husband Doug rewrite the play every year with help from family and friends who add new scenes.

She said the purpose of the play is to “remind people why the United States came into being.”

Following this, Kelly had a full-scale marching band play for the party, which she said had been in the works for six months.

Photos taken at the party show Kelly and her close friends and family dressed in colonial costumes.

Other snaps shared by the media personality show the big band taking to the streets outside her home to perform.

His remarks about Ben & Jerry’s come after the company tweeted on July 4 calling on the United States to return “stolen indigenous lands” that have been lamented by hundreds of people online.

The company, which was founded by longtime Bernie Sanders allies Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenwood but has since been sold to British multinational Unilever, tweeted the message to its 494,000 followers.

It read, “This July 4th, it’s high time to acknowledge that the United States exists on stolen Indigenous lands and commit to returning them.”

The ice cream company also suggested that Mount Rushmore be returned to its original owners.

The ice cream brand, which has long courted progressive audiences, has called on the US to return 'stolen indigenous land'

The ice cream brand, which has long courted progressive audiences, has called on the US to return 'stolen indigenous land'

The ice cream brand, which has long courted progressive audiences, has called on the US to return ‘stolen indigenous land’

Ben and Jerry's management by CEO Dave Stever (pictured) sparked outrage on Tuesday with a tweet to his 494,000 followers

Ben and Jerry's management by CEO Dave Stever (pictured) sparked outrage on Tuesday with a tweet to his 494,000 followers

Ben and Jerry’s management by CEO Dave Stever (pictured) sparked outrage on Tuesday with a tweet to his 494,000 followers

One commentator compared the statement to Bud Light partnering with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney – which cost the beer giant more than $20 billion in market value.

Ben & Jerry’s has, throughout its history, supported far-left causes and partnered with various social justice movements.

The tweet is then linked to an article on the company’s website explaining why America should “start with Mount Rushmore” and how they hope to support a movement that would dismantle “white supremacy and systems of oppression”.

“Ah, the 4th of July. Who doesn’t love a good parade, a tasty barbecue and an emotional fireworks display? The only problem with all of this, however, is that it may distract from a key truth about the birth of this nation: the United States was founded on stolen Indigenous lands,” they wrote.

They said the Lakota Sioux tribe called Mount Rushmore Tunkasila Sakpe and the tribe considered the land sacred.

Ben & Jerry’s also cites treaties that allowed tribes to keep Mount Rushmore dating back to the 1920s and a Supreme Court decision that ruled the land had, in fact, been stolen from the Lakota tribe after they staged a sit -in in 1970.

The court ruled that the Lakota Sioux owed $105 million, but the tribes refused payment, demanding that their lands be returned.

The ice cream giant went on to announce its support for the Land Back Movement, which it says “aims to restore the rights and freedoms of Indigenous peoples”.

The tweet sparked immediate outrage on social media, with many disgusted customers using the hashtag #boycottbenandjerrys to slam the post as anti-American sentiment on a day meant to celebrate the United States.

Ben Cohen (L) and Jerry Greenfield, founders of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream, stand outside the White House during a climate rally in Washington, DC on November 8, 2019

Ben Cohen (L) and Jerry Greenfield, founders of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream, stand outside the White House during a climate rally in Washington, DC on November 8, 2019

Ben Cohen (L) and Jerry Greenfield, founders of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, stand outside the White House during a climate rally in Washington, DC on November 8, 2019

‘The Bud Light treatment is long overdue. You hate the country, fine. We will not buy your product. All good.’

Another commenter called for “#boycottbenandjerrys for being hateful and dividing Americans on the 4th of July”.

Joseph Massey called them hypocrites for all the cows that had to suffer to make the company’s ice cream.

Kelly had previously hit back at Bud Light after a promotional video the company made featuring transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney.

At the time, she said: ‘This person on her beer can has poked fun at femininity and youth over the past year and been celebrated by leftists across the country.

“But to see what is supposed to be a mainstream beer business was a bridge too far. That’s why they have the reaction they have.

Origin: | This article originally belongs to Dailymail.co.uk

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