There are times when you read something, and you really feel that a facepalm isn’t enough to express the stupidity of what you just read. This is one of those stories.
Two sub-moronic parents are outraged, yes, outraged that ShopRite wouldn’t make a birthday cake for their 3 year old. The store said it would be inappropriate. The reason?
They don’t want to decorate a cake for Adolf Hitler, even if he is three:
Adolf Hitler Campbell — it’s indeed the name on his birth certificate — turns 3 today, and the Campbell family believes the boy has been mistreated. A local supermarket refused to make a birthday cake with “Adolf Hitler” on it.
The ShopRite in Greenwich Township has also refused to make a cake bearing the name of Campbell’s daughter, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell, who turns 2 in February.
Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell, a girl named for Schutzstaffel head Heinrich Himmler, turns 1 in April.
“ShopRite can’t even make a cake for a 3-year-old,” said Deborah Campbell, 25, who is Heath’s wife of three years and the mother of the children. “That’s sad.”
That’s sad? Do I really need to go into the sad part of this story? I think the savvy readers of this blog realize the true tragedy of this article.
ShopRite spokesperson Karen Meleta, “said the grocer tries to meet customer requests but rejects those deemed inappropriate. ‘We believe the request to inscribe a birthday wish to Adolf Hitler is inappropriate,’ she said.”
The grocer offered to make a cake with enough room for the Campbells to write their own inscription. But the Campbells refused, saying they would have a cake made at the Wal-Mart in Lower Nazareth Township. The Campbells say Wal-Mart made cakes for Adolf’s first two birthdays.
A spokeswoman for Wal-Mart said the store won’t put anything illegal or profane on a cake but thinks it’s important to respect the views of customers and employees.
“Our No. 1 priority in decorating cakes is to serve the customer to the best of our ability,” Anna Taylor, the spokeswoman, said from Bentonville, Ark.
So what do you think? Was ShopRite right in refusing? Was Wal-Mart wrong or right in making the cake? And are these two of the biggest douchebag parents you have ever heard of?