You're a cow's ass if you're outraged over this ice cream shop's artwork

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Among the pantheon of issues one could get upset about, a cartoon cow butt should rank fairly low. But no, in the pearl-clutching suburban hamlet of Montclair, New Jersey, a new ice cream shop’s artwork has gone too far.

Dairy Air Ice Cream Co. has churned up “controversy” with its derrière-inspired artwork depicting a cartoon female bovine with a heart on its behind, reports Montclair Local. Another Montclair business owner who operates a shop called The Creative Caravan posted an open letter on Facebook. A portion reads:

“It is offensive and sickening. A hyper-sexualized, obviously female cow with her ass upended and poking through a circle, tail raised up, waiting for what? I’m not sure, but I do know that I am repulsed and offended.”


According to Montclair Local, other residents chimed in to agree with her screed. Later in the post, Montclair’s resident Helen Lovejoy really drops the bomb:

“This kind of marketing scheme is the reason we currently have a sexual predator in the White House.”

Ooooookay. There exists a tornado of shitty reasons that an admitted pussy grabber currently occupies the United States Presidency, but surely a caricature of a cow’s behind is not one of them. A locally owned, independent ice cream shop is just about the most wholesome business a person could open, and Dairy Air doesn’t deserve our misplaced anger. If you want to put your outrage toward good use, there are a few more productive ways to do so.

Kate Bernot is a freelance writer and a certified beer judge. She was previously managing editor at The Takeout.

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Area Fif-Tee Juan

The people that look at this and think, “that is overly sexualized and offensive” really need to take the time to think, “are they in the wrong for drawing a cartoon cow ass, or am I the weird one for thinking of sex when I see a cartoon cow?”