SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state baker is apologizing for a politically charged Valentine’s Day cookie that generated an uproar on social media.
KING-TV stories that Ken Bellingham, who owns Edmonds Bakery, has gotten telephone calls from pissed off clients concerning the heart-shaped cookie with “Construct that Wall” in frosting letters. The wall refers to President Donald Trump’s signature marketing campaign promise to construct a southern-border wall.
The cookie was one among a number of adorned with messages equivalent to “Hooked on Love” and “Cool Beans.” Bellingham says the cookie was a joke and never meant as a political assertion.
A girl, Ana Carrera, posted a photograph of the cookie on Fb, saying that as an individual with Mexican heritage it felt private.
Bellingham says somebody taped an indication to the store calling for a boycott.