A confectionery company in Lufkin, Texas, announced Thursday that it will sell rainbow cookies.The bakery in eastern Texas soon faced a backlash against that decision.
Confections told Facebook that many of its customers had sent unpleasant messages, canceled orders, and claimed that their likes were plummeting.
“It was hard today. It was really hard.” A Facebook post on June 3 was read aloud. “We lost quite a few followers because of the Rainbow Heart cookie we posted. We received a very disgusting message on our business page and a summer-themed cookie for tomorrow morning. Canceled bulk order (5dz) (just finished decorating). Rainbow Heart cookie we posted. “
by Tyler, Texas, CBS affiliated KYTXBy Friday, Confections was flooded with messages of support from across the United States, including Mark Cuban’s brother Brian, who reached out to buy cookies to donate to LGBTQ charities and other nonprofits. did.
According to KYTX, “If things get a little slower, please let us know if delivery is possible. We’ll support you,” Cuban said. “If delivery is not possible, buy by phone / email. Donate my cookies to a local LGBTQ organization or a children’s charity.”
Photos posted on social media show that people have flooded the brick and mortar locations of the confection. By the end of the day, Confection reported that all of its inventory had been sold out.
The confectionery store opened for a short time on Saturday and was sold out again. According to the confectionery team, Some customers offered to donate money instead of buying cookies because there was nothing left in the store. Co-owner Miranda Dolder said these funds were for local animal protection. Announced that it will be sent to the group.
A Confections Instagram post confirmed that the customer raised over $ 600 for the Blue Collar Mutts Rescue.
The bakery will create a donation schedule to send cookies to senior citizens’ homes and charities after Father’s Day.