Walmart is apologizing to a Georgia police officer’s daughter after refusing to decorate a retirement cake with the thin blue line. Apparently the police logo is racist, because reasons.
The police officer’s daughter, who has remained anonymous, told radio host Todd Starnes that she went to a Walmart in McDonough, Georgia on Thursday to ask for a cake with the American flag in black and white with a blue stripe added in.
But one of the employees at the bakery balked at the common police officer emblem, telling the woman “the design could be perceived as racist and nobody feels comfortable decorating the cake,” she recounted to Starnes. When she asked for a simpler cake, with just one blue line on a chocolate background, the employee said she didn’t “feel comfortable” with that design either.
A Walmart spokesperson said in a statement the company regretted the incident: “Our goal is to always take care of customers. But sometimes we misstep.”
Gee, ya think? An animosity toward police officers has always existed in this country, but since the current “president” was elected, the hatred has grown exponentially. Police officers are racist, police logos are racist… pretty soon the word “police” will be racist. It would be hilarious if it wasn’t so tragic.