Retail mogul Wal-Mart has issued a public apology after a Louisiana man successfully ordered an ISIS cake. In the wake of the Charleston Church Shooting and the hype with the Confederate flag, Chuck Netzhammer attempted to order a Confederate flag themed cake with the words “heritage not hate.” However the Wal-Mart bakery where he placed his order denied his request. Due to their recently implemented ban of Confederate flag merchandise, the bakery was following the store protocol. Angered by the denial of his beloved Confederate flag themed cake,Netzhammer decided to test the waters.
A few days later, Netzhammer went back to the same Wal-Mart bakery and placed another order reports Brian Torchin. This time, it was not for a Confederate flag cake but for an ISIS cake. According to Netzhammer, he ordered the ISIS cake to test the limits of Wal-Mart. He submitted an image of the design and asked that the ISIS battle flag be the image on the cake. When Netzhammer actually picked up the cake he was furious. He posted a video on YouTube that describes the situation. In the video, Netzhammer says, “That’s an ISIS battle flag cake that anybody can go buy at Walmart, but you can’t buy a Confederate flag toy.”
Netzhammer questioned Wal-Mart, asking how they could make one cake but not the other. According to a spokesperson from Wal-Mart, the store associate designing the cake was unaware what the image actually meant.