Maybe pranks by non-famous black men are less tolerable.
So why are people licking ice cream and putting it back?
The trend started back in July when a teenager was shown in a video posted on Twitter taking a tub of Blue Bell ice cream out of the freezer in a Texas Walmart, licking it, and replacing it on the shelf.
Blue Bell ice cream does not have a plastic seal over the top but makers say that the cardboard top of the tub forms a seal with the ice cream.
Her actions prompted copycat pranks on social media, despite widespread outcry calling it disgusting.
Tampering with a consumer product is a second-degree felony in Texas where charges can reach between two and 20 years jail time and a fine of up to $10,000. As a juvenile the woman faced lesser charges and greater anonymity protections.