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It’s a story as old as our republic.

A man wants a delicious layer cake. He decides he’s going to Walmart to get one.

Because he’s a particular man with money to burn, he opts to have it personalized with a design and icing specific to his liking. His “liking,” controversial as it may be, is the Confederate flag.

The rebel flag. Stars and Bars. Robert E. Lee’s laundry. You know what it looks like. It was a regular on a famous television show back in the day.

Anyway, he wants a Confederate flag cake with the words “Heritage Not Hate” squirted on top. So he puts in the order along with this preference to the staff at a Walmart in Slidell, Louisiana — and gets this response: no.

No?

 

When this happened, the man — Chuck Netzhammer’s the name — was flabbergasted. And probably a little hungry. After all, he had no cake.

He was also a little angry. And when Chuck Netzhammer gets angry, he doesn’t explode into rage, make fists and pummel heads. No. He becomes an exacting sociologist, and applies the scientific method (sort of).

So, after his sweet treat of southern pride was rejected, he put in an order at the same Walmart for a cake with the ISIS flag on it. That’s right. The symbol of the Islamic State. The symbol of those attention-starved, turd subhumans from popular tourist destinations such as Syria and Iraq.

And Walmart … baked it.

Here’s Chuck with more on the story:

UPDATE: A Walmart spokesman has come out and told ABC News “An associate in a local store did not know what the design meant and made a mistake. The cake should not have been made and we apologize.”