Confections in Lufkin, Texas introduced on Thursday that it might be promoting rainbow cookies for. The bakery, positioned in East Texas, quickly confronted backlash for its determination.
Confections took to Facebook to disclose that many of its clients had despatched hateful messages and canceled orders and claimed its “likes” had been additionally plummeting.
“Today has been hard. Really hard,” a Facebook submit from June three learn. “We lost a significant amount of followers because of a rainbow heart cookie we posted. We received a very hateful message on our business page canceling a large order (5dz) of summer themed cookies for tomorrow morning (that we just finished decorating) because of a rainbow heart cookie we posted.”
According to Tyler, Texas, CBS affiliate KYTX, by Friday, Confections was inundated with messages of assist from throughout the U.S., together with from Mark Cuban’s brother, Brian, who reached out to purchase cookies to be donated to LGBTQ charities and different nonprofits.
“When things slow down a bit, let us know if shipping is possible. I’d like to support you,” Cuban stated, in accordance KYTX. “If shipping isn’t possible, I’ll buy some by phone/email and you can donate my cookies to a local LGBTQ org or children’s charity.”
Photos posted to social media confirmed individuals flooded Confections’ brick and mortar location. By the tip of the day, Confections posted that it had bought out of its complete inventory.
Confections opened for simply a short while on Saturday and as soon as once more bought out its inventory. According to the Confections team, a number of clients supplied to donate cash as a substitute of shopping for cookies as a result of there was nothing left within the retailer. Co-owner Miranda Dolder introduced these funds could be despatched to a neighborhood animal rescue.
An Instagram submit from Confections confirmed that clients had raised greater than $600 for Blue Collar Mutts Rescue.
The bakery plans on making a donation schedule to ship cookies to nursing properties and charities after Father’s Day.