By Rick Moran
Walmart has removed all traces of the Confederate battle flag from its stoes and websites because they don’t want to “offend” anyone:
“We never want to offend anyone with the products that we offer. We have taken steps to remove all items promoting the confederate flag from our assortment — whether in our stores or on our web site,” said Walmart spokesman Brian Nick. “We have a process in place to help lead us to the right decisions when it comes to the merchandise we sell. Still, at times, items make their way into our assortment improperly — this is one of those instances.”
Apparently, that “process” that helps them make the “right decisions” broke down a bit at a Walmart store in Slidell, LA. The store refused to decorate a cake with the Confederate battle flag but decided it was OK to decorate a cake with the black flag of ISIS.
Chuck Netzhammer, a local resident, presented his story in a YouTube video Friday, saying, “Alright, Wal-Mart, you’ve got some explaining to do. I went to go buy a cake from you all the other day with this image on it and y’all wouldn’t do it. I went back yesterday and managed to get the ISIS battle flag [cake instead].”
Netzhammer shows the ISIS battle flag cake to the camera as well as the rejection letter Wal-Mart gave him for the confederate flag cake request. Netzhammer also shows the receipt that went along with the ISIS battle flag cake that Wal-Mart agreed to bake.
“Wal-Mart, can you please explain why you’re alienating Southern Americans with this trash that you allow to be sold at your store, while at the same point Confederate flag memorabilia is not allowed?” Netzhammer asks.
The Daily caller was contacted by Randy Hargrove, a spokesman for Wal-Mart, who said in an email, “Our local store made a mistake. The cake in the video should not have been made and we apologize.”
Hargrove later explained to TheDC, “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.”
The Walmart “associate” is one of the densest and uninformed people on the planet. The black flag of ISIS has been all over the news for a year and this dummy didn’t recognize it?
Most retail companies that axed the battle flag still sell Nazi themed merchandise, not to mention the communist flag, images of Che, and other hate-inspired products. It would be nice to expect the same standard applied to all such products but nobody is screaming to get rid of Nazi or Communist paraphenalia so it’s safe for the retailers to continue selling it.