Community Outraged as Walmart Refuses to Make 'Blue Lives Matter' Cake for Retiring Cop
A community is in uproar after one man claims a Georgia Walmart refused to make a cake with the words "Blue Lives Matter" written across the top.
According to Taylor Wilkes of Locust-Grove, the family of a police officer wanted to have a cake made for his retirement party. She specifically requested the cake have a "thin blue line" across the top in icing, as an homage to his work in law enforcement.
"Walmart refused to honor her request due to it being 'racist.' Three separate people in management denied her request," Wilkes wrote. "There is nothing racist about the symbolism behind the 'thin blue line,' yet people choose to make everything about race."
She instead took her order to another supermarket, but strangers were up in arms after reading the recollection on Facebook, and even voicing their complaints on the McDonough Walmart's Yelp page.
After increased pressure, Wilkes posted on Facebook that Walmart has since reached out, and sent gift cards and a cake with the words "Blue Lives Matter" to the party.
"We've addressed any issues to everyone involved, and taken steps to ensure that no other customers will have any obstacles," Walmart's McDonough location told InsideEdition.com. "We were able to connect with the family and make it right. She picked up the cake she wanted, and they had their event [Sunday]."
The store even sent gift cards, decorations and the original cake with the words, "Blue Lives Matter," to the party.
"[The cake] looked terrible," the woman who originally ordered the cake told Todd Starnes. "It doesn't look professional."