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Las Vegas Walmart refuses to write ‘gay’ on a cake for teens going to prom

Posted by on May. 5, 2015 at 5:35 PM
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Las Vegas Walmart refuses to write ‘gay’ on a cake for teens going to prom


The cake Jennifer Sandoval got for her nephew, which reads "You matter, prom kings." (Screen capture)

Two Las Vegas teens received much love and support last week after their “promposal” video went viral. When a family member of one of them went to get a cake for him at a Walmart store before the dance, however, she was told that she couldn’t write the word “gay” on the cake, reports KVVU-TV.

Last week, teen Anthony Martinez’s straight best friend Jacob Lescenski asked him to prom because Anthony, being gay, had never gone to a prom with a date. Overjoyed by the flood of positive responses the teens received, Anthony’s aunt Jennifer Sandoval went to her local Walmart store in Las Vegas on Saturday to get her nephew a surprise cake to celebrate before the dance.

At the store, she was told that she couldn’t get the cake she wanted which read, “You’re gay, he’s straight, you’re going to prom, you couldn’t have had a better date.”

The initial employee told Sandoval that she couldn’t write that on the cake because it included the word “gay,” which was against store policy. She then asked to speak with a supervisor.

“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,'” Sandoval recalled.

“One word ‘gay,’ which is the meaning of happy, isn’t going to harm putting that on a cake,” said Sandoval.

In the end, she had to settle with a cake that read, “You matter, prom kings.”

“Even though he liked what was on there already, I just wanted what I originally wanted,” said Sandoval.

When reached out by KVVU, a spokesperson of Walmart said that the store investigated into the incident and found that the initial employee didn’t contact proper management. They said that their store’s policy does not say that the word “gay” can’t be written on a cake.

A store manager also tried to contact Sandoval to make this wrong right, according to KVVU, but Sandoval said that this gesture came a little too late.

“It wasn’t hurtful,” said Sandoval. “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.”

Watch video below, courtesy of KVVU-TV.

http://www.fox5vegas.com/clip/11460286/retail-clerks-refuse-to-write-gay-on-promposal-cake

by on May. 5, 2015 at 5:35 PM
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Shoota
by Lauren on May. 5, 2015 at 6:41 PM
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That sucks that this one employee took it upon themselves to make up rules. It's a really cool story.
Seracake
by Silver Member on May. 5, 2015 at 7:05 PM
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There's a problem with the word gay...in Vegas??! 

LGA1165
by on May. 5, 2015 at 7:12 PM


Quoting Seracake:

There's a problem with the word gay...in Vegas??! 

Vegas is just like any other city. We lived there for 3 years ( Air Force) Our neighborhood was just like any other family neighborhood. My daughter played softball on a Mormon church team. My son played soccer in grade school. I worked in an office at Sears in a Mall. The Gambling, the casinos,. the big hotels were not near us. You would never know that the city even had gambling and shows.There were a lot of conservatives living there and still are.

Seracake
by Silver Member on May. 5, 2015 at 7:26 PM

I was there for a medical convention a little more than a year. Walked into a drugstore off the strip and there were a couple showgirls in full regalia complete with two perfectly formed (or should I say 4) buttcheeks and the thinnest of pink fabric separating the two. I don't care, I'm not a prude and I see more naked body parts than most. You can't tell me that Vegas doesn't see a higher city average of things that would be considered less acceptable in a different city.

Quoting LGA1165:

Quoting Seracake:

There's a problem with the word gay...in Vegas??! 

Vegas is just like any other city. We lived there for 3 years ( Air Force) Our neighborhood was just like any other family neighborhood. My daughter played softball on a Mormon church team. My son played soccer in grade school. I worked in an office at Sears in a Mall. The Gambling, the casinos,. the big hotels were not near us. You would never know that the city even had gambling and shows.There were a lot of conservatives living there and still are.


Momniscient
by Obama licker on May. 5, 2015 at 7:53 PM
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MY RELIGION SAYS NO GAY CAKES.

NO. GAY. CAKES.


PamR
by Ruby Member on May. 5, 2015 at 7:57 PM

Stupid.

romalove
by Roma on May. 5, 2015 at 7:59 PM
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Quoting Seracake:

There's a problem with the word gay...in Vegas??! 

Oh how this made me laugh.  Thank you  :-)

romalove
by Roma on May. 5, 2015 at 8:00 PM
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Quoting Momniscient: MY RELIGION SAYS NO GAY CAKES. NO. GAY. CAKES.

Jesus turned water into wine.  This was a man who knew how to party.  There's no way he'd turn down any cake, I refuse to believe it.

Pema_Jampa
by on May. 5, 2015 at 8:01 PM
Your religion doesn't like big gay butts?

Cake aka big booty. :)


Quoting Momniscient: MY RELIGION SAYS NO GAY CAKES.

NO. GAY. CAKES.


Momniscient
by Obama licker on May. 5, 2015 at 8:01 PM
Wrong. All Americans know Jesus hates gay cakes.

Quoting romalove:

Quoting Momniscient: MY RELIGION SAYS NO GAY CAKES.

NO. GAY. CAKES.


Jesus turned water into wine.  This was a man who knew how to party.  There's no way he'd turn down any cake, I refuse to believe it.

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