To Jeb Bush (and many others), the confederate flag is a racist symbol. And lots of retailers have stopped selling anything with the confederate flag on it — including custom decorated cakes. According to reports, a guy named Chuck Netzhammer recently wanted to prove a point so he asked his local Wal-Mart to decorate a cake with a confederate flag. They understandably turned him down.
Undeterred, Netzhammer showed up the next day with a new design: white squiggles on a black background. This time the Wal-Mart employee complied with Netzhammer’s request and made the cake. But it turned out that Mr. Netzhammer had pulled a fast one. Those weren’t any old squiggles he requested. This squiggles were the flag of today’s most infamous terrorist group: ISIS.
When the Daily Caller asked Wal-Mart for an explanation of how and why this happened, this is what company spokesperson Randy Hargrove said:
“Our local store made a mistake. The cake in the video should not have been made and we apologize. We made the decision to stop selling Confederate flag related items promoting the flag’s image. For that reason we did not make the cake. [Netzhammer] brought in the other image of ISIS and really, what happened, was our associate didn’t recognize what that image was and what it meant or it wouldn’t have been made.”
What do you think? Was Netzhammer making an important point or just taking advantage of the Wal-Mart employee’s lack of familiarity with terrorist iconography?