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The Hoaxer Who Couldn’t Shoot Icing Straight: Whole Foods Anti-Gay Cake Claim Demolished

April 20, 2016

From my latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:

Rule #1 for hate-cake hoaxers: Make sure your handwriting matches the real thing

My favorite hilarious take on the Whole Foods Homophobic Hate Hoax is the Twitter-posted photo of the pepperoni pizza with the word “FAG” superimposed on the image in fake blue icing. “This isn’t the pizza I ordered,’ tweeted the poster, who calls himself Sleepy Poptart. (Trigger warning: some of the reply tweets are kinda NSFW.)

It’s about time that one of those phony hate crimes that almost invariably turns out to be the handiwork of the self-styled victim got laughed out of the court of public opinion.

And even better, the Whole Foods Market in Austin, Texas, promptly filed a $100,000 counter-suit against an openly gay pastor who had posted a video claiming that a Whole Foods employee had added the word “FAG” to the center of a cake that  Brown had ordered bearing the gay-rights slogan “LOVE WINS” in squeeze-inscribed blue icing. The Austin American-Statesman reports:

Read the whole thing here.

Posted by Charlotte Allen

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