Walmart Apologizes for making ISIS Cake for man denied Confederate Flag design

In a now-removed YouTube video that gained almost half-a-million views in three days, a man named Chuck Netzhammer of Slidell, La condemns Walmart for making a custom Islamic State battle flag cake for him the day after his request for a Confederate flag cake was denied.

In the video, Netzhammer of Louisiana holds up the white cake with black icing depicting an ISIL symbol and says, “That’s an ISIS battle flag cake that anybody can go buy at Walmart … but you can’t buy a Confederate flag toy, with, like, say, a Dukes of Hazzard car.” (The Islamic State also is known as ISIL and ISIS.)

“Walmart, can you please explain why you’re alienating Southern Americans with this trash that you’re allowing being sold at your store while at the same point, Confederate memorabilia is not allowed?” he asks.

Walmart store denies request for Confederate flag cake, but accepts and makes ISIS flag cake:

“Our talented bakery associates take pride in what they create for our customers. It’s unfortunate one customer thought to take advantage of an associate who did not know the flag and its meaning,” said John Forrest Ales, a spokesman for Walmart. “This cake should not have been made, and we apologize for the mistake.”

At 10:15 p.m. ET Monday, the video was removed from YouTube with the statement, “This video has been removed as a violation of YouTube’s policy against spam, scams, and commercially deceptive content.”

Last week, Walmart banned the sales of items promoting the Confederate battle flag for sale from its stores and its website. The move came the same day that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called for the removal of a Confederate flag from the state’s Capitol grounds.

Walmart is the world’s largest retailer, with nearly 11,000 stores in 28 countries.

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