Winn-Dixie Pulls Confederate Flag Cake

August 27th, 2010 by Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Some people say a cake for sale at a Westside grocery store’s bakery is offensive, but others are defending it.

On Wednesday, the cake cake decorated with a Confederate flag was in the center of the display at the Winn-Dixie store on Chaffee Road. It was next to other cakes celebrating birthdays and babies.

The cake is marked at $18.99, but Richard Bradley said it would cost Winn Dixie his business.

“To me personally, I think it’s disrespectful, I know southerners got their own beliefs, white or black, but I don’t like the Confederate flag at all,” said Bradley.

The cake doesn’t offend everyone. Plenty of people pushed their carts right by the cake and didn’t notice.

David Grimes calls it freedom of expression through food.

“I feel like it’s your free speech, whatever you want to do,” said Grimes.

Winn Dixie spokesman Robin Miller sent Channel 4 the following statement: “This issue was an error in judgment and has been corrected.”

One Response

  1. andrea moore

    Wow. I have lived in Jacksonville my whole life and I am embarassed that story hit the national spotlight. Doesn’t surprise me though, the majority of the people in the Westside of Jville have no teeth and apparently no common sense either.

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