This man tried to make a point by ordering an ISIS cake, but a shopkeeper actually made it
After a man was refused his order of a Confederate flag from Walmart, he put in an order for one featuring the ISIS flag. Little did he know they’d oblige.
This comes after a debate broke out in the UK earlier this year after TV presenter Coleen Nolan appeared to compare ordering a cake with “support gay marriage” on it to one which reads “support ISIS”.
Retail giant Wallmart has apologised, saying a staff member in Louisiana who competed the order for the cake did not realise the meaning behind the flag.
Walmart last week banned the Confederate flag, saying: “We never want to offend anyone with the products that we offer.”
Chuck Netzhammer had requested a cake featuring the Confederate flag, and after being turned down by the Walmart in Slidell, Louisiana, thought he would try his luck with the ISIS flag.
In a video of the cake, Netzhammer said: “ISIS happens to be somebody we’re fighting right now and who are killing our men and boys overseas, and are beheading Christians.”
Speaking to ABC news, a Walmart spokesman said: “An associate in a local store did not know what the design meant and made a mistake,” the statement said. “The cake should not have been made.”
Broadcasting regulator Ofcom earlier this year received over a hundred complaints about comments made by broadcaster Coleen Nolan on Loose Women in a discussion about a discrimination ruling against a Northern Irish bakery.
Nolan made the comments while hosting the ITV programme on Tuesday, and was joined by Janet Street-Porter and Jamelia, as they discussed the ruling made in Belfast which found that Ashers Bakery unlawfully discriminated by refusing to make a pro-same-sex marriage cake.
She compared asking for a “support gay marriage” cake to asking for one supporting ISIS, the militant group which publicly executes gay people.
MyPinkNews members are invited to comment on articles to discuss the content we publish, or debate issues more generally. Please familiarise yourself with our community guidelines to ensure that our community remains a safe and inclusive space for all.