Alas, the dustup over the “Trump 2016” cake is nowhere near as complicated, and Gill may get her birthday wish after all. In a statement, Albertson’s apologized for the incident and said the issue over the cake was not the result of a deeply divided country embroiled in a bitter election year but an employee misunderstanding over copyright law.
“We apologize to our customer in Bossier City for the situation regarding the cake that was requested,” the statement reads. “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.”
Andrew Couts is the former editor of Layer 8, a section dedicated to the intersection of the Internet and the state—and the gaps in between. Prior to the Daily Dot, Couts served as features editor and features writer for Digital Trends, associate editor of TheWeek.com, and associate editor at Maxim magazine. When he’s not working, Couts can be found hiking with his German shepherds or blasting around on motorcycles.