Walmart Makes An ISIS Cake After Rejecting Confederate Flag Design
Chuck Netzhammer asked Walmart for an explanation after ordering an “ISIS battle flag cake” from a Walmart bakery that had previously denied his Confederate flag design.
Walmart Apologizes For Making ISIS Cake
Walmart is apologizing to customers after one of its bakeries made an ISIS battle flag cake for a Louisiana man whose earlier request for a Confederate flag design was denied.
Netzhammer posted a video to YouTube saying he ordered the Confederate flag cake with the words “heritage not hate” on Thursday at a Walmart in Louisiana. However, the store’s bakery sent him a rejection letter for the design, writing “cannot do cake.”
In the video Netzhammer holds up his Confederate flag and says, “Alright Wal-Mart, you got some explaining to do. I went to buy a pretty cake from y’all the other day with this image on it and y’all wouldn’t do it.”
A few days later, Netzhammer, who was upset about the rejection, decided to see what would happen if he ordered a cake with an ISIS battle flag design.
“That’s an ISIS battle flag cake that anybody can go buy at Walmart,” Netzhammer said in his video, which shows the final creation. “But you can’t buy a Confederate flag toy, with like, say, a ‘Dukes of Hazzards’ car.”
Netzhammer proceeds to ask Walmart: “Can you please explain why you are alienating Southern Americans with this trash that you allow to be sold in your store?”
Walmart claims that whoever made the cake didn’t know what they were designing. “An associate in a local store did not know what the design meant and made a mistake,” a spokesman for Wal-Mart told ABC News. “The cake should not have been made and we apologize.”
Check out Netzhammer’s video below:
“We never want to offend anyone with the products that we offer,” a Wal-Mart representative said last week when the Confederate flag ban was announced. “We have taken steps to remove all items promoting the Confederate flag from our assortment — whether in our stores or on our website.”