In the city of Leipzig, there is a heated debate about a popular ice cream classic. The term “Eismohr,” commonly known as soft ice cream with chocolate coating, has been labeled “racist” by left-wing politician Oliver Gebhardt. The politician calls for the dessert to be banned, stating that it uses terminology that is “absolutely shocking and shameful” in 2024.
The term “Moor” was used as a derogatory term for black people during colonialism, and the Duden classifies the word as “outdated” and “discriminatory.” Despite years of debate, some places still use the term out of tradition, such as the controversial “Mohrenkopf” (chocolate kiss) or the “Mohr im Shirt” (Austrian cake with cream).
At the ongoing trade fair “Haus Garten Freizeit,” over 750 dealers are exhibiting their products. The fair’s organizers have emphasized their rejection of racism and exclusion of minorities, and took immediate action to remove any wording that could be viewed as critical once they became aware of it.
The organizers of the fair had no knowledge that the term “Ice Ear” was being advertised at at least two stands, but they are grateful for information brought to their attention so they can prevent violations of their humanistic worldview. Consequences were drawn immediately after information about the issue was brought to their attention, and the term was removed with immediate effect.