A spokesman for Walmart has apologized after a store in Slidell, La., agreed to decorate a cake with the ISIS battle flag.
“Our local store made a mistake,“ Wal-mart spokesman Randy Hargrove told The Daily Caller. "The cake in the video should not have been made and we apologize.”
At this point you’re probably wondering why Wal-Mart was asked to make the flag in the first place. Enter Confederate-flag enthusiast and YouTube provocateur Chuck Netzhammer.
According to a video posted on YouTube, Wal-Mart recently refused Netzhammer’s request to decorate a cake with a Confederate flag. This is in keeping with the store’s decision to stop selling Confederate flag merchandise in the wake of the racial massacre in Charleston, South Carolina.
Angered by the perceived slight to his Southern heritage, Netzhammer decided to see if Wal-Mart would reject another offensive flag.
"Alright, Wal-Mart, you’ve got some explaining to do,” Netzhammer said in his video. “I went to go buy a cake from you all the other day with this image on it and y’all wouldn’t do it. I went back yesterday and managed to get the ISIS battle flag.”
Netzhammer, whose beard-growing skills far surpass his video-editing skills, went on to chastise the store for its apparent double standards.
“Can you please explain why you’re alienating Southern Americans with this trash… while at the same point Confederate flag memorabilia is not allowed?” added Netzhammer.
After apologizing for the ISIS cake, the Walmart spokesman attempted to answer Netzhammer’s question. And what it all boils down to is that the person making $7.25 an hour to print images on desserts doesn’t keep up with international terrorist organizations.
“Our associate didn’t recognize what that image was and what it meant or it wouldn’t have been made,” Hargrove said.
Over the weekend, the terrorist organization’s flag made headlines for a different reason. At a gay-pride parade in London, CNN anchors mistook a flag covered in dildos for the ISIS banner.
Why does everything have to be so god damn stupid?
(Source: The Daily Caller)
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