A man is being countersued by Whole Foods after trying to accuse the supermarket giant of a homophobic slur.
Jordan Brown bought a cake from an Austin, Texas Whole Foods saying “Love Wins Fag” rather than “Love Wins” and posted a nearly three-minute video describing his displeasure, going so far as to show the cake with the inscription and the box still sealed, which you can view here:
But Whole Foods called foul and argued such an event took place, posted security camera footage to that effect.
Now, after Brown sued Whole Foods, the company is countersuing him, contending Brown, “intentionally, knowingly and falsely accused Whole Foods and its employees of writing the homophobic slur… on a custom-made cake that he ordered from WFM’s Lamar Store in Austin,” The Austin American Statesman reported.
The company said only “Love Wins” was written by store employee and was later altered.
“That’s exactly how the cake was packaged and sold at the store,” Whole Foods said in a statement. “Whole Foods Market has a strict policy that prohibits team members from accepting or designing bakery orders that include language or images that are offensive.”
“After reviewing their security footage of Mr. Brown, it’s clear that the UPC label was in fact on top of the cake box, not on the side of the package,” the company added.
We stand behind our bakery team member, who is part of the LGBTQ community, and we appreciate the team members and shoppers who recognize that this claim is completely false and directly contradicts Whole Foods Market’s inclusive culture, which celebrates diversity,
Whole Foods is seeking $100,000 in damages from Brown.
H/T: Hot Air