Racist Cookies Spark Outrage
It's true. Cookies were spotted in the window of an Edmonds, Washington bakery by a vigilent morality monitor and duly reported to the opinion police via the internet. Here is what happened.
Ken Bellingham, owner of Edmonds Bakery, told NBC-affiliate King 5 News that the pink-frosted heart cookie was meant as a joke, not a political statement. Customer Ana Carrera snapped a photo of the cookie sitting in a display case at the bakery and shared it on Facebook. She said the message on the cookie is no laughing matter.
“A cookie like this does represent that there is some hate coming out this bakery,” she told the news outlet. “Whether he chooses to admit it or not.”
“Hatred and racism is NOT a joke. Not even on a cookie,” Facebook user Henry John Bridger II wrote on the bakery’s page. “If you say it was a ‘mistake’, it shows us who you are to your core — a racist. If you truly weren’t a racist you would have never even made that cookie or thought it would be a joke.” Another outraged Facebook user by the name of Rich Wending suggested people stop shopping at the bakery.