A scandal broke out around Walmart and a cake with the flag of the Islamic State
The largest American retailer Walmart found itself at the center of a scandal after one of its bakeries made a cake decorated with the image of the battle flag of the Islamic State terrorist group. The customer for the treat was a man named Chuck Natzhammer, who lives in Louisiana.
On it, he says that he first tried to order a cake from a bakery with the flag of the Confederation of the Southern States during the American Civil War with the inscription “Legacy, not hatred”, but was refused. Then he decided to check what would happen if he ordered a cake with the image of the battle flag of the Islamic State, a terrorist organization banned in several countries, including the United States and Russia.
The result of the experiment Netshammer posted on the Web. As you can see in the video he posted, the man's order was completed. “This is a cake with the Islamic State's battle flag. Anyone can come to WalMart and buy it, ”the user sums up.
Natzhammer demanded an explanation from WalMart for such a selective attitude to orders. He recalls that "Islamic State militants cut off the heads of Christians, sell little girls into slavery and threaten America with terrorist attacks," but the image of their flag is not considered prohibited, unlike the flag of the Confederation, products with the image of which began to be actively withdrawn from sale after a person with such a flag recently killed nine people in church in Charleston.
After that, retailers Amazon, Wal-Mart, eBay, Sears decided to block flag sales. In addition, Apple has decided to remove the Confederation flag from the iTunes App Store. After that, several game developers on historical topics reported that their content was blocked and no longer distributed through the Apple online platform.
Walmart was forced to apologize for the incident. The company admitted that it should not have fulfilled such an order. However, the employee who received it did not know what the image meant. “We apologize,” said a network spokesman ABC News.
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