SLIDELL, Louisiana -- Walmart is defending an employee who created a cake with an ISIS flag on it for a customer.
In a video published to YouTube on June 26th, Chuck Netzhammer says Walmart "has some explaining to do."
Netzhammer says he ordered a customized cake with the Confederate flag on it -- and the words “Heritage Not Hate” from a Walmart store in Slidell, Louisiana. The baker denied that request. The next day, Netzhammer returned -- asking that the ISIS flag be printed on the cake.
“I had them do the same thing for the ISIS battle flag image I brought to them,” Netzhammer wrote in the description of his YouTube video. “They cheerfully did it and sold me my ISIS cake.”
In the YouTube video, Netzhammer opens up a box to display the cake with the flag of the Islamic State. He then criticizes Walmart that they’ll sell a cake with the ISIS flag but not the General Lee toy car.
Last week, Walmart and several other big businesses announced they’d be pulling all Confederate flag items from their stores.
John Forrest Ales, a spokesperson for Walmart, spoke to PIX11 about the incident involving the ISIS cake, saying it was “unfortunate that one customer took advantage of the employee.”
Ales said the bakers take great pride in what they create, and said the cake should not have been made and it was a mistake.