Welcome to the Modern Typewriter, a daily blog to discuss topics that can’t be answered easily, or are just some fun topics! Today is December 17th, 2008, I’m Royce, and I’m here to tell you about something that’s been stirring up controversy.
Recently, Dec. 16, a family named Campbell were denied a birthday cake with special writing on it. Why? Well, they wanted the writing to say: ‘Happy Birthday Adolf Hitler’.
Their three-year-old son, Adolf Hitler Campbell, had a birthday party and the cake was denied the writing by the store.
It was said that two years earlier, they had also wanted a swastika to appear on the cake. And they have two daughters, with ‘interesting’ names as well: JoyceLynn Aryan Nation, and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie.
“Wow, they’re racist. I can just tell by the names. Who names a girl ‘Aryan Nation’? I hope they know what it stands for. Aryan Nation means a ‘pure’ nation with people who have blonde hair and blue eyes. ” says Cody, a writer at the Modern Typewriter.
“In the article read, it said that the parents were taught not to mix socially and romantically with other races, but not to completely avoid them. And yet they say they’re not racist.” says Melanie, another writer.
Given, they have the right to name thier children the names they want. They said they liked the name ‘Adolf Hitler’ because “no one in the world would have that name”.
“Gee, I wonder why no one in the world would have that name.” says Anonymous.
“Above all, I feel for Adolf Hitler Campbell, because when he starts to learn about what happened with the man Adolf Hitler and what Hitler did, he will feel out of place in school.” says Karina, another writer.
So, should the store have put the name on the cake? What do you think? Leave a comment to express your opinion!
Remember, I’m Royce, and this is the Modern Typewriter, OUT!
Picture Taken From: http://library.usu.edu/Specol/digitalexhibits/masaryk/images/swastika.jpg