Louisiana Baker Apologizes After Refusing To Make Teen’s Trump 2016 Cake

Christian Datoc | Breaking News and Engagement Editor

It’s McKenzie Gill’s birthday, and she can cry if she wants to.

The Louisiana teen posted to Facebook Monday that she had been denied service at the Albertson’s grocery store in Bossier City, La., after requesting a cake emblazoned with the message “Trump 2016.”

“Did that really just happen?” the teen wrote in her post.

Gill explained that Trump is someone she “really [looks] up to,” and is so excited to vote for the Republican nominee in November that she decided to throw a Trump-themed 18th birthday party.

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“We just need an American flag cake with Trump 2016 on it, and right when I said Trump the lady just (makes face) kinda Trump? [sic]” she told KSLA. “And she was like I can make you a flag cake but I’m not going to write Trump on it.”

“It’s your job, we’re not really going for your opinion on what you think of the candidates we were just wanting Trump 2016 on the cake,” she added.

Albertson’s spokesman Connie Yeates responded to the incident in a statement.

“We apologize to our customer in Bossier City for the situation regrading the cake that was requested,” wrote Yeates. “Our Bakery staff member misunderstood the training provided regarding copyrighted phrases, and incorrectly informed the customer we could not fulfill her request. We would be happy to provide the cake as the customer requested.”

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