Washington bakery's 'Build that Wall' cookie stirs controversy

  
Via:  colour-me-free  •  6 months ago  •  25 comments

Washington bakery's 'Build that Wall' cookie stirs controversy
"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."

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A bakery in Edmonds, Washington, stirred up controversy over a politically-charged sugar cookie adorned with the words "Build that Wall" — a reference to President Donald Trump's repeated statements to build a wall along the US-Mexico border.

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."

Ever since Carrera's post started making the rounds on social media, other people have lashed out at the bakery.

"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.

Some on Facebook, however, came to the bakery's defense writing that they were not going to let the controversy deter them from visiting the shop.
"There is nothing racist about Edmonds Bakery and we will continue supporting this awesome local business," Trisha Ruis wrote.

Bellingham said the blowback from the "Build that Wall" cookie has been intense and people are now labeling him as "some horrible person."
"Some are a little risqué, some are nice," he explained to King 5 News about the cookies. "I try to be funny."

Bellingham did not return repeated calls by NBC News for comment. The bakery apologized in writing to several people on Facebook that the wording on the cookie was a "mistake."

Other cookies in the case had messages that said "Cool Beans," "Addicted to Love" and "Believe."

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Colour Me Free
1  seeder  Colour Me Free    6 months ago

When I saw this article yesterday I was startled to think that there is a swath of society that is so fragile and sensitive that a cookie with the words 'build that wall' instantly means hate and racism …

"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."

OMG ..  Hate whether he admits it or not …?    I do not call fellow posters snow flakes etc etc … but comments made in social media about a cookie and the individual that made it being a racist hater is beyond pathetic …

How can individuals become judge and jury of what is hate, or racism .. just because 'they' do not share or like another's thought process?

 
 
 
WallyW
1.1  WallyW  replied to  Colour Me Free @1    6 months ago

Certain types of illogical and idiotic people shout racism at the slightest drop a MAGA hat.

So it's racist to want a somewhat secure border?  jrSmiley_80_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Colour Me Free
1.1.1  seeder  Colour Me Free  replied to  WallyW @1.1    6 months ago
So it's racist to want a somewhat secure border?

More and more individuals are telling me that it is … guess I am suppose to ignore that the whole argument is over the definition of the word 'wall'....  (D)'s are okay with a fence, but Trump wants a 'wall' … never mind that a wall is also defined as a barrier / fence …..

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2  JohnRussell    6 months ago

So much of Newstalkers is wasted with people complaining about political correctness.  I don't particularly like political correctness either, but the subject isnt worth the time it takes to talk about it.  Some people actually think stories like this are the biggest problem in the country, which is bizarre.

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.1  It Is ME  replied to  JohnRussell @2    6 months ago
Some people actually think stories like this are the biggest problem in the country, which is bizarre.

Must Tear down that "Statue" ! 

Must Take Down that "Flag" ! 

Must Sue Bakery that Denies "Cake Building" !

Must smack Cookie Maker for Cookie with "Quote on it" !

That "IS" what's important these days ! jrSmiley_15_smiley_image.gifjrSmiley_78_smiley_image.gif

Of course.....Fake Stories are GREAT for NT. (ref. "Teens in MAGA hats taunt Native American elder" !) jrSmiley_80_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Colour Me Free
2.2  seeder  Colour Me Free  replied to  JohnRussell @2    6 months ago

Shall we change the subject to Trump and continue to discuss a week old article, is that the biggest problem?  Shall 'we' rehash the raid and arrest of Stone .. shall 'we' argue over wealth taxes that do not even exist?  The biggest issue the US faces is the next presidential election and the candidates running on a platform of wealth redistribution and Medicare for all … it will be the destruction of the US, not Trump!

I do not see a situation where individuals decide another individual is hateful and racist as a PC issue - it is becoming an issue in society as a whole.   and NO where did I state it was the biggest issue .. I said it was startling … 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.2.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Colour Me Free @2.2    6 months ago

CMF,

I don't view these people as snowflakes. Quite the opposite. They are bullies. And the fact, that life must conform to what they believe is right, is the problem. And this is the biggest issue right now in the US. That we have extremists on both sides that are trying to dictate their will. Even on a cookie.

Oh and ignore It is Me. He is a contrarian for fun and sport. 

 
 
 
Colour Me Free
2.2.2  seeder  Colour Me Free  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.2.1    6 months ago

Good morning Perrie .. : )

I don't view these people as snowflakes. Quite the opposite. They are bullies.

I am so careful not to use the word bully … but I agree 100 - I do not like to label individuals and try to see all sides, but I cannot see past my disbelief in this case .. a cookie?  Words on a cookie equal hate and racism ..   [sccrrreeeeaaaaammmmmm!]

And this is the biggest issue right now in the US.

Thank you ..  to me it is a serious / major issue, it is all about the picking and choosing of which individuals have the right to freedom of speech and expression...

Oh and ignore It is Me. He is a contrarian for fun and sport.

: )

 
 
 
KDMichigan
2.2.3  KDMichigan  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.2.1    6 months ago
And the fact, that life must conform to what they believe is right, is the problem.

The problem is with the advent of social media (Facebook, Twitter..etc) it gives people a platform to be heard for every little nuance that offends them and band together with like minded.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.2.4  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  KDMichigan @2.2.3    6 months ago
The problem is with the advent of social media (Facebook, Twitter..etc) it gives people a platform to be heard for every little nuance that offends them and band together with like minded.

Well that, too. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.2.5  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Colour Me Free @2.2.2    6 months ago
 I am so careful not to use the word bully

I was a teacher, so we call bullies, bullies. And there was zero tolerance for it. 

And people trying to suppress free speech have a problem, but it's their problem, not mine!

 
 
 
Colour Me Free
2.2.6  seeder  Colour Me Free  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.2.5    6 months ago
but it's their problem, not mine!

As things progress, will the problem not impact 'us all' at some point?  I feel the impact on society when I read articles like this .. I cannot help looking towards the future for my children - 

I am confident I have given my sons the tools to always think for themselves … in grade school my youngest was the bully to the bullies - never hesitated to step in …. but group think is becoming a powerful force in the US...

 
 
 
r.t..b...
2.2.7  r.t..b...  replied to  KDMichigan @2.2.3    6 months ago
it gives people a platform to be heard for every little nuance that offends them and band together with like minded.

Under the cover of anonymity...things that would never be said face-to-face become darts, missiles, and incendiary words meant to belittle, shame and malign. Too often, filter-less and thoughtless.

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.2.8  It Is ME  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.2.1    6 months ago
Oh and ignore It is Me. He is a contrarian for fun and sport.

You trying to get rid of "ItIsME" ?

Being against what is considered "Popular", Makes me an "INDIVIDUAL" !

Most "Popular" items are really coming from the "Few", and the Media portraits those "Few" as being the "Many", 'cause they are the "loudest" !

Didn't you watch the media and the 2016 elections ?

Hillary was "MEGA" popular, according to the media, and she LOST !

Calling someone "Contrarian" is such a cop out !

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.2.9  JohnRussell  replied to  Colour Me Free @2.2    6 months ago
The biggest issue the US faces is the next presidential election and the candidates running on a platform of wealth redistribution and Medicare for all … it will be the destruction of the US, not Trump!

Well, it remains to be seen if the eventual Democratic candidate will run on a platform of Medicare For All or "wealth redistribution. "

Every economic system is a system of wealth redistribution by the way. Over the past decades the "wealth" of workers, their productivity, has been redistributed through "profit" to corporate managers, owners and stockholders. This is WHY wages have been virtually stagnant against inflation since the mid 70's.

The idea that the rich and powerful know best how to run the economy for EVERYONE'S benefit is ridiculous and well disproven, but I don't see you complaining about that re-distribution.

 
 
 
WallyW
2.3  WallyW  replied to  JohnRussell @2    6 months ago

What about all the fake and irrelevant stories you post? I mean...pot meet kettle!

 
 
 
Kathleen
3  Kathleen    6 months ago

Too bad they are far away, I would have gone over there and bought something. 

Ridiculous, people are acting more and more silly about all this.

 
 
 
Colour Me Free
3.1  seeder  Colour Me Free  replied to  Kathleen @3    6 months ago

Hello B .. been a bit since we chatted .. I am trusting all is good with you and yours...

Ridiculous, people are acting more and more silly about all this.

I caught a glimpse on the local news about a cookie and hate .. so I headed to my computer - to me, I find it silly and judgmental .. and social media users 'get away with it' … there are lines being drawn that consist of 'I do not agree with you, therefore I am going to scream that 'I am offended' ..  take it to the next level and begin the social media 'outrage' campaign...

Who are the haters exactly?  

My (not so) lil man said last night that he sees it as black mail .. think like I do, or I will trash you nation wide.... 

 
 
 
KDMichigan
3.1.1  KDMichigan  replied to  Colour Me Free @3.1    6 months ago
'I do not agree with you, therefore I am going to scream that 'I am offended' ..  take it to the next level and begin the social media 'outrage' campaign...

This has been going on for a few years. Poglibs run on the premise that the squeaky wheel gets the grease not realizing that most people just find it annoying. 

 
 
 
Colour Me Free
3.1.2  seeder  Colour Me Free  replied to  KDMichigan @3.1.1    6 months ago

Threats have become powerful .. through social media if one can fire up enough people a feeding frenzy begins, major damage to others lives can be caused .. it is sad...

 
 
 
Kathleen
4  Kathleen    6 months ago

So far so good : )

Lil man is a smart guy.... or smart cookie.. jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

It is, everyday I just shake my head about all these "out to get even people". 

Misery loves company is the way I see it.

 
 
 
Colour Me Free
4.1  seeder  Colour Me Free  replied to  Kathleen @4    6 months ago
Misery loves company is the way I see it.

Self righteous indignation / perceived slights needs company in order to thrives

 
 
 
Kathleen
4.1.1  Kathleen  replied to  Colour Me Free @4.1    6 months ago

They can also become like a mob, gang up on a business or person unfairly.

I never liked the "think like me or else" mindset.

 
 
 
Tacos!
5  Tacos!    6 months ago
If you truly weren't a racist you would have never even made that cookie or thought it would be a joke.

All sorts of things can motivate a joke. You can't look into a person's heart from afar. Nevertheless, this person gets to proclaim for all time and in all circumstances who is and who is not a racist. What a sanctimonious ass. By his standard, Mel Brooks is racist.

 
 
 
Sunshine
6  Sunshine    6 months ago

Usually these stupid outrages backfire.

Like the guy who was booted out of a gym for wearing a Trump T-shirt.  Another gym gave him one year free membership...jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
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