The family of a veteran Georgia police officer is feeling disgusted this morning that several different Wal-Mart bakers refused to prepare a “Blue Lives Matter” cake for their loved one’s retirement party.
“I was disappointed… I just wanted to make my dad a cake to show how much I appreciated him,” the cop’s daughter told columnist Todd Starnes. Her father was leaving the force after 25 years on the job.
The family from McDonough, GA did not want to reveal their names or the name of the officer, but managers at the retail giant on Willow Drive did confirm the story.
The officer’s daughter says she was told on Sept 22– from three different bakers –that they perceived the design of the cake as ‘racist’ and could not make it.
She wanted a black and white version of the U.S. flag with a blue line. When they told her they didn’t feel comfortable with that, the cop’s daughter gave them an alternative – a chocolate-frosted cake with a horizontal, frosted blue line.
The answer again was, “No.”
The young woman finally told them she would go somewhere else to get a cake.
“I was so shocked,” she told Starnes. “I didn’t know what to do or say or anything. I was trying not to lose my temper or make a scene.”
Finally, the family did get a call from the store manager who apologized and offered to make the cake free of charge. Still, the family was disappointed to find out the manager did not tell the bakers they’d have to make the cake or they’d get fired.
The bakery workers were apparently still refusing to comply, so the manager decorated the cake himself.
“It looked terrible,” the police officer’s daughter said. “It doesn’t look professional.”
Starnes shared a photo of the cake on his Twitter account.
“It irritates me that in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Walmart was looted and the cops were protecting them,” she said. “And you can’t make a cake for the people who are protecting you?”
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