SLIDELL, Louisiana (June 29, 2015) – Walmart has issued an apology after one of their stores in Louisiana made a cake with the ISIS battle flag printed on it.
On Thursday, June 25, Chuck Netzhammer attempted to order an edible image cake printed with the Confederate flag and the words “Heritage Not Hate” at Walmart. But the bakery denied his request.
On Friday, June 26, Netzhammer went back to the same Walmart and ordered a cake with an image of the ISIS battle flag. Walmart approved his request and sold him the cake.
Netzhammer explains in a video: “That’s an ISIS battle flag 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”
Netzhammer sent a complaint to Walmart’s ethics department.
A spokesman for Walmart told ABC News, “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.”
Walmart did not approve Netzhammer’s Confederate flag cake request because last week they announced they were banning sales of Confederate flag merchandise in the wake of the Charleston shooting. They said in a statement June 22, “We never want to offend anyone with the products that we offer.”