Wal-Mart Shoots Down ‘Gay’ Cake For Straight-Gay Prom Couple Viral Sensation

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By , Addicting Info

Last month, something magical happened at Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas, Nevada — a straight student saw that his best friend needed a date, so he asked him… in a very public way.

Jacob Lescenski says that he noticed his friend Anthony Martinez, who is gay, tweet about needing a date to their upcoming prom.

As Lescenski’s original plans didn’t work out the way he had planned, he decided to do something to make his friend smile — so he enlisted the help of some other students in holding up a sign that read, “You’re hella gay, I’m hella str8, but you’re like my brother, so be my d8?”

“I decided on going to prom alone because my original date idea didn’t work out so well… then one night I saw Anthony, who is my best friend, tweeting about wanting a date,” Lescenski told NewWowNext. “So, I came up with the poster idea, asked my friend Mia to make it and asked him that next day.”

“Being gay, and knowing I’m too busy for guys, no gay guy would ask me to a dance, let alone prom… so like any teen I complained about it on Twitter,” Martinez explained. “I saw this giant poster and assumed it was for another person… until I read ‘You’re hella gay’!”

This touching story took the internet and the media by storm, but the tenderness was lost on employees at a local Wal-Mart when Martinez’ aunt attempted to have a cake made for the couple.

“You’re gay, he’s straight, you’re going to prom, you couldn’t have had a better date,” the cake was to read, according to Jennifer Sandoval, who is Martinez’ aunt.

Sandoval says that when she attempted to order the surprise cake for the “couple” at a Wal-Mart near Nellis and Las Vegas Boulevards, she was told by an associate that the cake could not include the word “gay” as it was against store policy.

Sandoval asked to speak to a supervisor, who confirmed that store policy dictated that a gay person can not be identified as “gay” on a cake:

“Supervisor takes my phone, looks at it, and was like stuck for a minute, and she was like, ‘OK, I’m sorry, we can’t use this’. And then I said, ‘I’m going to ask you what I asked her because you’re the supervisor. Why can’t I use this? I don’t understand. It’s one word. It’s gay.’”

Ultimately, Sandoval got a cake that read, “You matter, prom kings.” However, she is disappointed that her original choice was dismissed. “Even though he liked what was on there already, I just wanted what I originally wanted,” Sandoval said.

According to FOX5, proper management was never contacted about the cake and nothing in store policy says that employees can not fulfill a customer’s wishes by identifying a gay teenager as “gay.”

A spokesperson told FOX5 that a store manager will be contacting Sandoval to right the wrong, Sandoval says it is too late. The damage is already irreparably done — unless, of course, the store manager is a Time Lord.

“It wasn’t hurtful. It was to make my nephew happy, to see a smile on his face. I love that smile, to see that smile, that’s all I wanted, and I’m disappointed. I really am,” Sandoval said.

Recently, a court ruled that a baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple must pay up to $150,000 to the couple. The negative press from the incident forced Sweet Cakes by Melissa to close its doors in 2013, but the bakers continued to take private orders until this year when they closed up shop for good.

Conservatives raised money for the Sweet Cakes owners through GoFundMe until Satan shut down the fundraiser after it accumulated around $109,000 in bigot reward money.

This could be a very expensive lesson in bigotry for Wal-Mart, if Sandoval chooses to press the matter — and she should.

Watch a report on this unabashed instance of discrimination, below:

Reprinted with permission from Addicting Info

 

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