MCONOUGH, Ga. (WXIA) – A McDonough, Georgia Walmart is facing a backlash after employees there refused to make a “Blue Lives Matter” cake for a retiring police officer, and the story is going viral.
The officer’s daughter said it was a cake for the officer’s retirement party, after serving for 25 years. She said the store’s refusal left her puzzled and devastated.
Jordan Harkins said employees initially declined her request. After a friend posted about the incident on Facebook, a manager called her to apologize and make the cake. Walmart’s corporate communications department also issued an apology.
Here is the following statement:
“Our goal is to always take care of customers. But, sometimes we misstep. We have addressed this issue with everyone involved and are taking steps to make sure no other customers have this kind of experience in our stores.”
“It doesn’t make up for the fact that it should have never happened in the first place,” Harkins said.