Wal-Mart has apologized to a Louisiana man for baking him an ISIS cake after refusing his request for a Confederate flag cake.
Chuck Netzhammer placed an order for a cake printed with an image of the Confederate flag at his local Slidell Wal-Mart, just one week after white supremacist Dylann Roof went on a rampage at a South Carolina church, killing nine.
Netzhammer requested the words “Heritage not hate” to be printed on the Confederate flag. But Wal-Mart refused Netzhammer’s order to bake the Confederate flag cake.
The next day, Netzhammer went back and placed an order for a cake with the familiar black & white ISIS flag printed on it.
Netzhammer was shocked when Wal-Mart completed his order for the ISIS cake.
Wal-Mart’s corporate office has since apologized to Netzhammer, saying the Wal-Mart staff in Slidell “didn’t recognize the image.”
Netzhammer posted a YouTube video explaining what happened when he placed the order for the Confederate cake. He said the Wal-Mart bakery refused the order, writing “cannot do cake” on the order form.
“Alright, Wal-Mart, you’ve got some explaining to do,” said Netzhammer as he held up a full size Confederate flag in the YouTube video.
Wal-Mart spokesman Randy Hargrove told The Daily Caller that the store “made a mistake” by filling Netzhammer’s order for the ISIS cake.
“The cake in the video should not have been made and we apologize,” said Hargrove.
Hargrove told the Daily Caller “We made the decision to stop selling Confederate flag related items promoting the flag’s image. 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.”
Wal-Mart pulled all merchandise bearing the Confederate flag from shelves after photos of Roof surfaced showing him displaying the Confederate flag.
American President Barack Obama — who is famous for flip flopping on controversial issues — printed the confederate flag on his campaign buttons when he campaigned for reelection in 2012.
Obama’s campaign buttons were printed with the words: “Where the Confederate flag still flies, we have built a powerful coalition of African Americans and white Americans.”
Maybe Obama didn’t recognize the Confederate flag?