Sprinkles is a famous cupcake maker in nine states and Washington, D.C. that touts itself as our nation’s first exclusive cupcake baker. They’ve been credited with making cupcakes popular again despite operating in an era of low-carb diets.
They’ve seen additional fame come from endorsements from celebrities like Barbra Streisand, Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey, and Paris Hilton, among others, according to the Los Angeles Times. But, oddly enough, now the company has decided to use their cupcake stardom to make a political statement amidst the fervor surrounding this weekend’s NFL protest of the National Anthem.
After President Trump suggested that NFL players who join in the protest be fired, most of the players who participated in games on Sunday knelt, linked arms, raised fists, or refused to even show up on the field when the anthem played. Despite the mainstream media painting a picture of overwhelming support for the players’ actions, there’s been a massive backlash from NFL fans, military members, and other patriotic Americans.
Sprinkles chose to make their stance known on Sunday via Twitter:
They posted a photo of 12 cupcakes spelling out “#take a knee” and a football logo. While their statement drew support, it also grew sour in the mouths of some fans.
One particular reply drew a lot of love:
Others on both sides of the issue made their opinions known:
And yet other Twitter users decided to have their thoughts heard through their capitalistic right to spend money somewhere else:
Sprinkles has bakeries in Arizona, California, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Nevada, Tennessee, and Texas.
What do you think about this? Meanwhile, an NFL star has lost a job after he joined the National Anthem protest.