A Louisiana man is asking Walmart why his request for a Confederate flag-imprinted cake was denied, but a cake with the ISIS flag wasn’t.
On Thursday, Chuck Netzhammer ordered a cake from a Walmart store with an image of the Confederate flag and the words “Heritage Not Hate” imprinted on it. However, the store denied taking the order.
Afterwards, he ordered another cake with the image of the ISIS flag. This time, the order was accepted.
Netzhammer said, “I went back yesterday and managed to get an ISIS battleflag printed. ISIS happens to be somebody who we’re fighting against right now who are killing our men and boys overseas and are beheading Christians.
“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.”
Walmart announced last week that it would ban sales of any products featuring the Confederate flag following a mass shooting incident in a historical black church in Charleston. Dylann Roof, a white supremacist who opened fire in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, killed nine people in the incident.
As reported by The Washington Times, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and several other leaders and politicians called for the controversial flag to be removed from the state capitol grounds.
According to ABC News, Walmart responded to the cake incident with a statement, saying, “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.”
Last week, Walmart had issued a statement banning all products that featured an image of the Confederate flag.
“We never want to offend anyone with the products that we offer. We have taken steps to remove all items promoting the Confederate flag from our assortment — whether in our stores or on our web site,” the statement said, as reported by The Independent.
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