America’s surgeon general melts Twitter with the worst possible version of ice cream

Thursday was National Ice Cream Cone Day, and at least one government official chose a truly confusing way to celebrate.

US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy posted a photo of himself at an ice cream stand marking the occasion. And while people might expect a general surgeon to give the occasional speech about healthy food options, what they didn’t expect was this:

An ice cream cone without ice cream is like pumpkin pie without pumpkin.

Some on Twitter have jokingly (or not) called for Murthy’s impeachment. Others pointed out that he served one of the most outspoken ice cream-friendly presidents in history. But most noted that publicly accepting an ice cream cone without ice cream ― and then bragging about it on social media ― was simply unacceptable:


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