The retail giant recently faced media controversy when three of its employees in Georgia refused to bake a peace officer a cake for his retirement. Breitbart News reported in late September that the police officer’s daughter showed the bakers a design that said “Blue Lives Matter” with a blue line through the middle of the cake. Employees said it was racist. Her father was retiring after 25 years of service. A spokesman for the company later apologized for the incident.
In June of 2015, Walmart had to apologize after one of its stores in Louisiana baked a cake decorated with an ISIS flag after it had refused to make one bearing a Confederate flag.
Walmart joined Amazon, Sears, Ebay and others and stopped selling products displaying a Confederate flag saying it did not want to offend any of its customers. As reported by Breitbart News and the Independent, the huge chain released a statement that said, ”We never want to offend anyone with the products that we offer. We have taken steps to remove all items promoting the Confederate flag from our assortment — whether in our stores or on our web site.” The move came after Dylann Roof murdered parishioners at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina in June 2015. A manifesto believed to be Roof’s revealed that he had intense racist, anti-American, anti-Semitic, and white supremacist views, as reported by Breitbart News.