An Albertsons grocery store employee in Bossier City, Louisiana refused to make a teenager a "Trump 2016" themed birthday cake, KSLA reports.
McKenzie Gill, 17, vented about her experience on Facebook and wrote, “The woman behind the cake counter just refused to make me a birthday cake because I wanted 'Trump 2016' on it. Did that really just happen?”
The store’s officials said the reason the employee didn’t write ‘Trump 2016’ on the cake was because she believed it would violate Albertson’s policies of not using copyrighted phrases on their pastries, according to Raw Story.
“It’s your job, we’re not really going for your opinion on what you think of the candidates we were just wanting ‘Trump 2016’ on the cake,” Gill said.
Gill will be voting for the first time and she wanted to share her support for Trump while celebrating her 18th birthday.
“Trump is just someone I really look up to,” said Gill.
The teenager further explained, “We just need an American flag with Trump 2016 on it, and right when I said Trump the lady just [makes face] kinda [sic] Trump? And she was like I can make you a flag cake but I’m not going to write Trump on it.”
Connie Yeates, an Albertsons spokesperson, apologized for their employee’s refusal and said, “We apologize to our customer in Bossier City for the situation regarding the cake that was requested. Our bakery staff member misunderstood the training provided regarding copyrighted phrases, and incorrectly informed the customer we could not fulfill her request. We would be happy to provide the cake as the customer requested.”
Gill and her mother were so upset that they ended up taking their business elsewhere.
It’s ironic that a Trump supporter is complaining about being refused service because of her love for the presidential candidate, yet Trump doesn’t blink an eye when his bigoted words offend others.
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