As we all know the Confederate flag has been put in the crosshairs as an icon of racial tensions, but this story takes the cake! (Wait, sorry).
Walmart must put cake in its mouth, after the corporate giant is cleverly caught in a cultural hypocrisy of its own weaving.
First, the store refused to make a cake for a Louisiana man designed with the Confederate flag stars and bars and the words ‘Heritage Not Hate.’
However, in a follow up request, the same man ordered an ISIS flag cake, which the Walmart bakery did fulfill.
Why? To make a point about free speech and the narrow, flimsy and shifting targets of ‘hate speech’ rules:
Chuck Netzhammer said he ordered the image of the Confederate flag on a cake with the words, ‘Heritage Not Hate,’ on Thursday at a Walmart in Slidell, Louisiana. But the bakery denied his request, he said. At some point later, he ordered the image of the ISIS flag that represents the terrorist group.
This post was published at shtfplan on June 29th, 2015.