Need a Cake Featuring the ISIS Flag? Try Wal-Mart Jun 30, 2015 21:44:08 GMT -5
Post by Graveyardbride on Jun 30, 2015 21:44:08 GMT -5
Need a Cake Featuring the ISIS Flag? Try Wal-Mart
SLIDELL, La. – The Wal-Mart corporation has apologized on behalf of a local store that refused to bake a cake featuring a Confederate flag, but honored a request from the same man when he asked for a cake decorated with the flag of the Islamic State. Chuck Netzhammer made the retail giant look like a giant fool Friday when he posted a YouTube video showing an ISIS flag cake he’d purchased at his local Wal-Mart. He also showed a rejection letter he’d received in response to his request for a cake decorated with the Confederate flag with the inscription: “Heritage not Hate.”
In the video, Nethammer asks: “Wal-Mart, can you please explain why you’re alienating Southern Americans with this trash that you allow to be sold at your store, while at the same point, Confederate flag memorabilia is not allowed?”
Wal-Mart’s response? Basically, it amounted to: “We didn’t know any better.”
“We made the decision to stop selling Confederate flag related items promoting the flag’s image,” Wal-Mart spokesman Randy Hargrove wrote in an email to the Daily Caller. “For that reason we did not make the cake. [Netzhammer] brought in the other image of ISIS and really, what happened was our associate didn’t recognize what that image was and what it meant or it wouldn’t have been made.”
Well, it might not come as a surprise that a Wal-Mart cake decorator didn’t recognize an ISIS flag. The Christian-hating terrorist group probably hasn’t made much of an inroad in the bayous – yet. However, the same associate clearly recognized the Confederate flag. As to “what it meant”? Netzhammer’s request was, “Heritage not Hate.” But, apparently, Wal-Mart has decided it knows best.
So we have a major chain store happy to bake a cake displaying a terrorist flag that represents bombings, beheadings, slavery and other atrocities, but that same store refuses to sell a Dukes of Hazzards model car because it features the Confederate flag!
Source: Joe Saunders, BizPack, June 29, 2015.
Note: I would have posted a link to the video, but, apparently, there are so many viewers the link isn't working at this time. If I find another link, I will post it.