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Bakery accused of racism for Oreo pastry named 'Mr. President'

1 week 4 days 17 hours ago October 12, 2016 Oct 12, 2016 Wednesday, October 12 2016 October 12, 2016 3:43 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: AP News

PORTLAND, Ore. - A Portland bakery is being accused of racism for selling an Oreo cupcake they named "Mr. President."

Customers have been leaving Yelp reviews criticizing Fat Cupcake for its "Mr. President" pastry. The cupcake is described as an Oreo Cookie baked inside white cake with cookies n' cream buttercream.

Owner Anjelica Hayes says she is black, so the cupcake cannot be racist. She said they originally named the cupcake because it was so good they wanted it to hold public office. She later found out President Barack Obama's favorite cookie was the Oreo.

For now to avoid the controversy Hayes has renamed the cupcake "the Professional." She said the cupcake is still the most popular item at the store despite its name.

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