Walmart could be in hot water with Southerners after customer Charles Netzhammer posted a video showing evidence that he had been able to get an ISIS cake made while having another refused that presented the Confederate flag.
In an emotional YouTube post that went up June 26, Netzhammer showed a picture of the Confederate flag he wished displayed on a cake from the retail giant’s bakery. In addition to the familiar the Southern Cross, the statement “Heritage Not Hate” was to be printed across the front.
Netzhammer then claimed that he was able to go to another Walmart in the same area and have an ISIS cake printed for him with no issues.
After the cake unboxing, he then displayed the “Heritage Not Hate” refusal form that Walmart had given him along with documentation and receipts on his ISIS cake.
The experience left the Southerner irate.
“I am highly offended, distraught, and in tears over the fact you pull American history off your shelves, but allow the offensive battle flag of terrorists, sex slavers, be-headers of Christians, burners of gays to be made in your store,” Netzhammer wrote.
He continued, “You also allow offensive Rap music which sings about cop killing, degrading women, drive by murder, drug use, selling drugs, prostitution and repeatably [sic] uses the highly offensive word ‘n***er.’… But you can’t buy a beloved children’s toy car with a Confederate flag on the roof?”
Here’s the video so you can see it for yourself.
The story attracted the attention of conservative blog Young Conservatives, which pointed out that in spite of the refusal by Walmart to sell Confederate merchandise, it does carry posters and shirts of the notorious Che Guevara, who is often vilified for his role in the Communist takeover of Cuba and his racist rhetoric towards black people.
Here is a quote frequently attributed to Guevara via PolitiFact.
“The Negro is indolent and spends his money on frivolities, whereas the European is forward-looking, organized and intelligent… We’re going to do for blacks exactly what blacks did for the Cuban revolution. By which I mean: nothing!”
It’s clear that many on the right, including Walmart shopper Charles Netzhammer, are starting to feel disenfranchised and that there is a double standard at work in society.
But what do you think, readers, particularly about this refusal of the Confederate cake but the willingness to print an ISIS cake? Does Walmart truly have some explaining to do? Sound off in the comments section.
[Image of Walmart ISIS Cake via YouTube screen grab, linked above]