It’s nice to see a company standing up for themselves in what appears to be another ‘hate crime’ hoax. Whole Foods Market is not only defending itself, but also its employees. Good for them, they deserve all our support.
In this case, the hate crimer was a baker and a cake (again!) which was to have had “Love Wins” on it. Then some evil homophobic baker allegedly couldn’t help him or herself and scrawled “Fag” on it, too.
(As an aside, what’s the deal with gays and cakes? I’ve been gay a long time and never got the “you better love cake” memo. If you did, please let me know!)
As we know, when you subsidize something, you get more of it. These days the subsidizing is the continual pandering to the leftist gay agenda and the romanticizing of victimhood. After all, if your identity is conflated with victim status, not being victimized becomes an existential issue. Ergo, one must find victimhood, one way or the other. Cakes seem to be easy targets. I’m guessing some people also think they can make a quick buck.
In the case of an Austin, Texas Whole Foods, the situation is not quite unfolding as the supposedly hate crimed customer expected. Austin, btw, is Texas’ most liberal bastion, and as some might say, very gay. Whole Foods is an organic, hippie market. So the idea that someone in this Whole Foods, or anywhere else, would feel compelled to add “Fag” to a cake doesn’t make much sense.
So you might not be surprised to hear in this update the Whole Foods says they’re counter-suing the person making the accusation, which they say is completely false. This is, as Martha Stewart would say, a good thing.
Grocery store chain Whole Foods is counter-suing an openly gay pastor in Austin who accused the store of putting an anti-gay slur on a cake he ordered last week.
Pastor Jordan Brown — a founder of the Church of Open Doors — sued the Austin-based chain Monday after he claimed the store put the slur on a cake he picked up from the downtown Austin store on April 14.
Brown had initially asked for the words “love wins” to be written in icing on the cake, the pastor said in a video uploaded to YouTube, but said that he did not notice that a baker at the store had allegedly added the slur through the clear packaging before paying for the dessert.
Whole Foods pushed back against Brown on Tuesday, promising legal action against the pastor and releasing security footage they say contradicts his claims.
“After a deeper investigation of Mr. Brown’s claim, we believe his accusations are fraudulent and we intend to take legal action against both Mr. Brown and his attorney,” the chain said Tuesday.
The grocery chain claims the bakery employee wrote “love wins” on the cake and that the message was visible through the clear portion of the cake’s packaging.
— Jordan D Brown (@PasJordanBrown) April 18, 2016
Yeah, somehow he missed the “Fag” word right there when picking up the cake. Kinda hard to miss.
Whole Foods on Tuesday said it has investigated and said the man, Jordan Brown, made fraudulent claims. Brown filed a lawsuit against Whole Foods.
In a countersuit filed in state district court in Travis County, Whole Foods says Brown “intentionally, knowingly and falsely accused Whole Foods and its employees of writing the homophobic slur… on a custom made cake that he ordered from WFM’s Lamar Store in Austin…”
The suit denies those claims, and accuses Brown of acting “with malice, and he has damaged the reputation and business of WFM.”
The lawsuit seeks at least $100,000 in damages from Brown.
In the original video this guy posted he shows a cake box with cellophane on top clearly showing the cake and its message. It’s, well, unbelievable that he didn’t see the supposed slur upon being handed the box. And one other thing– the baker who made the cake at Whole Foods is… gay.
I’m glad Whole Foods is pushing back hard. If this is a shakedown, a message needs to be sent that we’re done putting up with leftist bullying and intimdation.
Here’s Hate Crime Cake Guy’s original video: