Last week a bakery owner in Washington state apologized for making one cookie that had “build the wall” written on it in icing. Now he is un-apologizing after liberals went out of their minds to attack the man whether he apologized or not.
Ken Bellingham, owner of the Edmonds Bakery for the last 26 years, took guff for a single cookie upon which he wrote “build the wall.” It was just one of a whole sheet of cookies onto which he had funny or cute sayings iced, but he said they were all supposed to be funny or good hearted messages for Valentine’s Day. It was just a joke, he said.
Again, it was just one of a bunch of cookies. He did not have a whole line of “build the wall” cookies. Just the single one.
As it happens, one buttinski left-winger entered his shop and was “offended” by the message. Ana Carrera took a photo of the cookie and posted it to social media along with her outrageously, outraged, outrage that Bellingham would DARE make such a cookie.
Soon, Carrera’s fascist, left-wing pals began sharing the outrage over that one cookie and the din grew so loud that an alarmed Bellingham apologized for making the cookie and reiterated that it was just one cookie that was supposed to be funny.
Above Cell phone photo of original “build the wall” cookie.
Despite his apology, the leftist outrage machine kept attacking him.
And now, the baker has had enough. He has rescinded his apology and says that he has a First Amendment right to put anything he wants on his cookies and the liberals can go hang.
Bellingham took to his Facebook page to slam the liberals.
According to KOMO News:
But on Thursday, Bellingham told KOMO News he’s protected by the First Amendment in selling these cookies.
“Am I supposed to be quiet because I can’t write what I want, or I can only write what they want or makes them happy? No. That’s not how it is. They can write whatever they want on their own cookie and I can do that on mine.”
The baker added:
Bellingham said he does support border security but would not go as far as to say he supported a wall.
In the end, he said his decision to sell the ‘Build the Wall’ cookies was a business decision, rather than a political one.
“People should lighten up,” Bellingham said. And to bring that home, he made some cookies that said “lighten up” on them!
Good for you, Mr. Bellingham. Good for you!
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