Ken Bellingham, a baker from the state of Washington received quite a bit of brutal online mockery from rabid folks on the left after making “Build the Wall” cookies.
In fact, things were so bad he actually apologized for making them. However, he’s since “un-apologized” and it seems the outrage is backfiring on the angry mob.
Bellingham, the owner of Edmonds Bakery, initially apologized after he received heat for selling “Build the Wall” cookies, vowing in a Facebook post, “I will not be making anymore cookies of a political nature, but a narrow line of Love and Sweetheart and maybe Nice Butt.”
“People were just going off. They don’t know anything about me and supposedly I’m some horrible person,” Bellingham told KING-TV.take our poll - story continues below
But with the negative came the positive. Although Bellingham was attacked online for the tasty treats, he was equally overwhelmed with orders from customers across the country eager to purchase a dozen “Build the Wall” cookies.
Now, Bellingham has reversed course, “un-apologizing” for baking the controversial cookies, according to KOMO-TV.
“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? No. That’s not how it is,” Bellingham told KOMO. “They can write whatever they want on their own cookie and I can do that on mine.”
So how, exactly, is the outrage backfiring?
It seems that Bellingham’s business has now tripled as a result of the controversy surrounding his cookies. That’s right, he’s laughing all the way to the bank on this one.
Unfortunately, Bellingham also stated that his business infrastructure is not designed for shipping product across the country, so he’s only able to fulfill local orders.
But for Bellingham, the decision to plaster a divisive political message on his cookies was not political. He told KOMO it was a purely business decision. “People should lighten up,” he said.
It’s pretty sad that people this day and age have absolutely zero sense of humor and have basically made anything even remotely “offensive” off limits in the realm of comedy.
There used to be a time when comedians pushed the boundaries and this was celebrated. Now, if you dare challenge the status quo, you’ll be shamed, lose your career — regardless of your chosen field — and be ridiculed mercilessly online.