A local baker in Edmonds, Washington Ken Bellingham says he’s “un-apologizing” for the “Build the Wall” cookie he sold last week.
He is now re-selling the controversial cookies by the dozen.
“The phone messages saved has like 40-or-50 messages that I can’t even respond to from people all over the country wanting me to ship them cookies,” said Bellingham on Thursday.
On Tuesday, he wrote on the company’s Facebook page, “I will not be making anymore cookies of a political nature, but a narrow line of Love and Sweetheart and maybe Nice Butt.”
But on Thursday, Bellingham told a local outlet KOMO News he’s protected by the First Amendment in selling these cookies.
“Am I supposed to be quiet because I can’t write what I want, or I can only write what they want or makes them happy? No. That’s not how it is. They can write whatever they want on their own cookie and I can do that on mine.”
Komo News also noted he said his decision to sell the ‘Build the Wall’ cookies was a business decision, rather than a political one.
“People should lighten up,” said Bellingham, as he etched ‘Lighten Up’ on a heart-shaped cookie.