Oh, the hardships of being a white supremecist. Heath and Deborah Campbell tried to get ShopRite and a local grocery store to make a birthday cake for their three-year-old, named Adolf Hitler. And they actually wanted the cake to say “Happy Birthday Adolf Hitler” (I guess just using “Adolf” was out of the question, hmmm?) But apparently they are so persecuted that the stores refused, though the grocer did offer to leave room for their own inscription. The story has some awesome quotes, like Deborah lamenting how sad it is the store can’t make a cake for a kid, and Heath saying, “Other kids get their cake. I get a hard time. It’s not fair to my children. How can a name be offensive?”
Um, yeah. I have no idea. Oh, and believe it or not, ShopRite won’t make a cake for their two-year-old either. Her name? JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell. Oh boy. By the way, Wal-Mart is willing to do the cake.
A psychologist quoted in the story says he believes the names will cause problems for the kids later in life. Hmm, ya think? But he also points out that the parents’ views are kinda likely to damage the kids too. Oh, and that any problems they face in school later “would be icing on the cake.” Get it? Icing? Riiiight.
Of course Adolf and siblings live in a house decorated with swatstikas, but the Campbells insist the swatstika “doesn’t really
have a meaning. It’s just a symbol.” Just a name, a symbol, and a few kids who are gonna have a rough road. Seems like an inscribed cake might be the least of it.