Update: If you want to support this Cupcakery, buy from them and tell them so!
Original post: the national obsession with cupcakes has entered a strange new episode:
Officials in Indianapolis are turning up the heat on a bakery that refused to take an order from a student group seeking rainbow-colored cupcakes for next month’s National Coming Out Day.A spokesman for Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard said city officials are conducting an inquiry into the bakery, Just Cookies, which declined to take the order last week from a diversity group at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), which ordered the cupcakes for Oct. 11.“The city’s position is, it’s the city’s market, it’s a public place,” mayoral spokesman Robert Vane told FoxNews.com. “There is no litmus test for buying services or products at the City Market.”Just Cookies owner Lilly Stockon defended her bakery’s decision last week, first telling Fox 59 that the shop doesn’t make cupcakes, and then telling a reporter that she didn’t have sufficient materials to make the rainbow colors.But her co-owner husband, David Stockton, said he had a different reason for refusing to take the order.“I explained we’re a family-run business, we have two young, impressionable daughters and we thought maybe it was best not to do that,” he told Fox 59.Enter the city officials. [Continue reading…]
How dare these parents decide they don’t want to accept an order for an event they have moral reservations about supporting. (/sarcasm)
What do you think, were these parents wrong to turn down the order for “Coming Out Day” cupcakes?