Retail giant Walmart is apologizing following an incident at one of its stores after an employee made a cake for a customer decorated with the ISIS flag.
Chuck Netzhammer visited his local Walmart bakery in Slidell, LA and filled out an order form requesting a cake decorated with the Confederate flag. The request was denied, prompting the customer to see just how far Walmart would go.
Netzhammer returned to the store the following day and this time filled out an order form for a cake depicting the ISIS flag. He was surprised when the order was approved and the cake was made exactly as he had asked.
Netzhammer took to YouTube in a scathing video where he asks Walmart if they support ISIS and explains some of the horrors behind the terrorist group. He also accuses Walmart of alienating Southern Americans.
The video has received over 340,000 views.
A Walmart spokesman insists that the employee was not aware of what the flag represented. "Our local store made a mistake. The cake in the video should not have been made and we apologize."
Note: Walmart (along with Sears, Amazon, Ebay and other retailers) announced they would no longer sell Confederate flag merchandise following the gruesome hate crime that left nine African Americans dead at a church in Charleston, SC and prompted a nation-wide debate over the Confederate flag.
So what do you think? Do you think the Walmart employee is to blame either because they did know what the flag was or should have known? Or was it wrong of Netzhammer to ask to have the cake made in the first place or to attack the store if in fact the employee really didn't know what it was?
And do you agree with Walmart and other retailers in their decision to no longer sell Confederate flag merchandise?