Voodoo Doughnuts is well known in their various locations, including three in Oregon, for their bizarre flavors and designs which include, bacon topped maple doughnuts, “Voodoo Doll” doughnuts, and other doughnuts that resemble more compromising shapes.
— Dough Nuts (@TheDonutShop) November 20, 2015
Therefore, it’s only fitting that the founders of Voodoo Doughnuts craft a doughnut after one of the most Bizarre standoffs so far this year — The Bundy’s dispute against the Federal Government in Oregon.
In case you haven’t been keeping tabs on every convoluted detail of the standoff, just note that Ammon and his militia have finally been arrested for terrorizing government property after a nearly month-long standoff as of late.
The Inquisitr reports that in addition to Ammon — Ryan C. Bundy, Brian “Booda” Cavalier, Shawna Cox, and Ryan W. Payne were also taken into custody at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near the town of Bend, Oregon.
In addition, the Independent Journal reports that one member of the Bundy Militia, Robert “Lavoy” Finicum was shot to death during a standoff. The militia man, also known by the moniker “Tarp Man,” has now become somewhat of a martyr for the Bundy’s Patriot cause as some detest that his death by the police was unjust.
The FBI has recently released the uncut version of Lavoy’s death here,
And you can read about the details of his death on The Inquisitr here.
Recent events appear to have gone south for the bitter militia indeed. However, Voodoo Doughnuts has sweetened the situation up with their new militia-themed treat.
Oregon Live reports that the special Voodoo Doughnut’s description reading, “Welcome to Portland” is supposed to be a greeting to Ammon’s fellow militia-men captured by authorities.
Unfortunately, Bundy, or any Voodoo Doughnut customer, will not have the privilege of eating the exclusive Voodoo Doughnut. Downtown Portland assistant manager Cheyenne Nichols said there’s only one, and it’s not on the market. The Voodoo Doughnut employee explained the doughnuts unavailability.
“It’s just for display in the case and for the Internet.”
When the photo of the doughnut, created by “Voodoo doughnut artist” Shane Sweeney, was posted on Voodoo Doughnuts’ Instagram account this past Wednesday, it had received more than 400 likes by noon the following day — making it viral.
Voodoo Doughnuts is no stranger to pushing the envelope when making doughnuts in jest. For example, more recently, as reported via Oregon Live, the doughnut company made “Tom Brady Voodoo Doll Doughnuts” for fans to poke with a pretzel stick at their Denver location.
Therefore, Voodoo Doughnuts made the doughnut knowing that it would surely stir the pot. And based on some of the comments posted on Voodoo Doughnut’s Instagram — they have achieved as much.
Based on the comments, a lot of patrons (or trolls) expressed their discontent for the sweet treat, condemning it as distasteful, to say the least.
However other Voodoo patrons were delighted. According to Oregon Live. Customers like history teacher stephneilson, commented, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more beautiful doughnut :)”
Voodoo Doughnut co-owner Kenneth “Cat Daddy” Pogson gave his thoughts on the controversial doughnut and revealed that it was actually his idea to Oregon Live.
“We’re trying to avoid politics. But this whole thing seemed like such a big deal — with them taking public property, armed to the teeth, making a stand that they thought everyone would join. It was a debacle that was on everyone’s mind, left or right.”
Pogson said, like many of their popular doughnuts, the militia-themed Voodoo Doughnut is more of a commentary on contemporary culture. It was also a knock on the “patriot movement,” which gives Oregon a bad name, rather than only singling out the militants.
Do you think that Voodoo Doughnuts has finally gone too far this time? Was it in poor taste?
[Photo via VoodooDoughnuts.com]