SLIDELL, La. (WKRN) – A man in Louisiana is asking for an explanation from Walmart after a local store reportedly rejected a cake design with the Confederate flag but accepted on with the ISIS flag.
According to ABC News, Chuck Netzhammer said he ordered the cake with the Confederate flag with the words “Heritage Not Hate” last Thursday in Slidell, Louisiana.
He said the bakery denied his request, so he ordered one with the image of the ISIS flag to see what would happen.
“I went back yesterday and managed to get an ISIS battleflag printed. ISIS happens to be somebody who we’re fighting against right now who are killing our men and boys overseas and are beheading Christians,” Netzhammer told ABC.
A spokesman for Walmart told the news outlet, “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.”
“That’s an ISIS battleflag cake that anybody can go buy at Walmart,” Netzhammer explains in a video posted on YouTube showing the cake. “But you can’t buy a Confederate flag toy, with like, say, a ‘Dukes of Hazzards’ car.”
Just last week, companies like Walmart, Amazon, Etsy and eBay announced they were banning the sales of Confederate flag merchandise. The decision came after nine black people were shot to death in Charleston by an allegedly racist gunman seen in photos wearing the flag.
“We never want to offend anyone with the products that we offer,” Walmart said in a statement last week as it announced the ban. “We have taken steps to remove all items promoting the Confederate flag from our assortment — whether in our stores or on our web site.”