Though our nation once stressed the importance of education and working hard to succeed, recent generations have been indoctrinated with a belief that crusading for societal change is the most important thing. The left stresses the importance of rooting-out injustice and fighting it and these adherent also believe than when there are no legitimate injustices to fight, to simply make-up injustices and fight those.
That’s why we have “movements” dedicated to fighting the supposed racism that prompts white cops to kill black thugs who are pointing guns at them or otherwise attacking them.
That’s why we’re forced to endure countless ludicrous discussions about super-subtle sexism whenever social standards inconvenience a woman.
That’s why we must also endure hoaxes that have been manufactured to advance a flimsy social justice agenda.
As PolitiStick has previously reported, a homosexual pastor claims to have ordered a cake from Whole Foods with the pro-homosexual slogan “Love Wins.” The pastor then claimed that he received a cake that read, “Love Wins Fag.”
The whole episode was transparently ridiculous. Aside from the fact that the “unopened” box was a different box than the one in which the cake came, one had to question why the man did not even look at his cake before paying for it or why he did not address the alleged slur directly with the manager in the store.
Upon reviewing the security footage revealing that the man purchased a cake that came in a different box, Whole Foods released the footage to show the hoax for what it was an promised legal action.
Now, after his hoax became painfully evident and likely facing legal troubles, Jordan Brown, the con man, claimed that he was dropping his lawsuit against the company and issued an apology.
“Today I am dismissing my lawsuit against Whole Foods Market. The company did nothing wrong,” Pastor Jordan Brown said in a statement. “I was wrong to pursue this matter and use the media to perpetuate this story.”
He continued, “I want to apologize to Whole Foods and its team members for questioning the company’s commitment to its values, and especially the bakery associate who I understand was put in a terrible position because of my actions.”
The apology is a good start, but more explicit contrition is needed. This man orchestrated a hoax in order to smear a company, solicit attention and extort money. This is not the kind of thing that can be remedied with a mea culpa. Damage has been done to the brand and such damages require compensation.
Hopefully, Whole Foods will continue to address this hoax through legal actions and such consequences will dissuade future social justice warriors from orchestrating similar hoaxes in the future.
However, as the modern left’s belief system rests upon an assertion that warped ends always justify despicable means, it’s unlikely that this hoaxer’s consequences will do little to dissuade.