Walmart Apologizes For Creating ISIS Cake, Denying Confederate Flag Cake
Walmart rejected a man's request for a cake with the Confederate flag on it, but apparently, it had no problem crafting a dessert decorated with the ISIS emblem.
In a YouTube video posted June 26, Chuck Netzhammer explains how he went to a Walmart in Slidell, Louisiana the previous day and ordered a cake featuring the Confederate flag and the words, "Heritage Not Hate."
The retailer's bakery refused to make the cake, however, due to a new policy that went into effect shortly after the Confederate flag was revealed to be the preferred emblem of the Charleston shooter, Dylann Roof, ABC News reports.
Walmart, Amazon, Etsy and eBay no longer sell the Confederate flag or merchandise containing its image.
The day after Walmart denied Netzhammer's request, he asked the same store to bake him a cake covered in the ISIS flag.
This wish was fulfilled without trouble.
In the video, Netzhammer says,
That's an ISIS battleflag cake that anybody can go buy at Walmart. But you can't buy a Confederate flag toy, with like, say, a 'Dukes of Hazzards' car.
A Walmart spokesperson told ABC News the ISIS cake is simply the result of an uninformed employee.
The spokesperson said,
An associate in a local store did not know what the design meant and made a mistake. The cake should not have been made and we apologize.
South Carolina lawmakers are expected to vote on whether or not the Confederate flag currently flying outside the South Carolina State House should be removed.