‘People should lighten up…’
(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headines) The bakery owner in Edmonds, Washington, who apologized for decorating a single cookie with the words, “Build that Wall,” revoked his apology on Thursday, telling people to “lighten up.”
Ken Bellingham, who has owned Edmonds Bakery for 26 years, said he now has started baking the cookies by the dozen, KOMO News reported.
“Am I supposed to be quiet because I can’t write what I want, or I can only write what they want or makes them happy?” Bellingham asked. “No. That’s not how it is. They can write whatever they want on their own cookie and I can do that on mine.”
He said he decided to rescind his apology after he received an outpouring of support from First Amendment lovers across the country.
“The phone messages saved has like 40-or-50 messages that I can’t even respond to from people all over the country wanting me to ship them cookies,” Bellingham said.
On Tuesday, Bellingham posted on Facebook and caved to the leftists who protested the cookies.
“I will not be making anymore cookies of a political nature, but a narrow line of Love and Sweetheart and maybe Nice Butt,” he initially said in response to a customer who complained on Facebook.
Ana Carrera saw the “Build that Wall” cookie two weeks ago and posted a picture and statement on Facebook.
“It’s hard to see words like that,” Carrera said. “We were born here, but my parents were the stories you see on the news of people crossing the border because they just want a new start.”
Bellingham said he did not begin making “Build that Wall” cookies because of his political opinions.
He would not disclose whether he supported President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall, but he said if customers will buy the cookies, then he will sell them.
“People should lighten up,” said Bellingham, as he decorated a cookie with the words, “Lighten Up.”