Confections in Lufkin, Texas announced Thursday that it will be selling rainbow cookies for. A bakery located in East Texas soon faced a backlash for a decision.
Confections used Facebook to reveal that many of its customers had sent hate messages and canceled their orders and claimed that their “likes” had also declined.
“Today was hard, really hard,” a post on Facebook on June 3 read. “We lost a lot of followers because of the rainbow heart-shaped cookies we posted. We received a hate message on our business page canceling our bulk order of summer-themed cookies (5dz) for tomorrow morning. (that we just finished decorating) because of the rainbow heart-shaped cookies we posted.”
As reported by Tyler, Texas, CBS KYTX affiliate on Friday, Confections received messages of support from across the United States, including Mark Cuban̵7;s brother Brian, reaching out to buy cookies to donate to LGBTQ and non-profit organizations. seeking other profits
“When things a little slower Please let us know if it can be delivered. I want to support you,” Cuba said, according to KYTX. I will buy something by phone/email. And you can donate my cookies to local LGBTQ organizations or children’s charities.”
Photos posted on social media showed people flooding Confections’ brick-and-mortar locations. At the end of the day, Confections posted that they had sold out of their entire inventory.
Confections opened for a short time on Saturday and once again sold out, according to the Confections team, many customers offered to donate money instead of buying cookies because there was nothing left in the store. Sent to local animal rescues
An Instagram post from Confections confirms that customers have raised more than $600 for Blue Collar Mutts Rescue.
The bakery plans to set up a donation schedule to send cookies to nursing homes and charities after Father’s Day.