Jordan Brown claimed an employee at Whole Foods added an anti-gay slur to his cake, drops his case.
As if it wasn’t already apparent, the gentleman who said he went into Whole Foods last month and got a cake with hate speech iced on it, has admitted it was all a hoax.
Jordan Brown claimed that his Whole Foods in Austin Texas was the site where a cake decorator added the word “fag” to his cake which was only supposed to say “Love Wins.”
Brown took video of the sealed cake box as evidence that he wasn’t making it up. He even went so far as to file a lawsuit against the company claiming the store was at fault.
Whole Foods fired back with their own suit, saying, “We stand behind our bakery team member, who is part of the LGBTQ community, and the additional team members from the store, who confirmed the cake was decorated with only the message, ‘Love Wins.’”
However today Brown, a Texas pastor, said he regrets taking action against the company and putting them in a negative light.
"Today I am dismissing my lawsuit against Whole Foods Market,” he said in a statement. “The company did nothing wrong. I was wrong to pursue this matter and use the media to perpetuate this story. I want to apologize to Whole Foods and its team members for questioning the company’s commitment to its values, and especially the bakery associate who I understand was put in a terrible position because of my actions. I apologize to the LGBT community for diverting attention from real issues. I also want to apologize to my partner, my family, my church family, and my attorney.”
Whole Foods responded to Brown’s apology, by dropping the one pending against him:
“In light of the apology, Whole Foods has decided to drop the counter-suit,” said a company spokesperson. "We’re very pleased that the truth has come to light. Given Mr Brown’s apology and public admission that his story was a complete fabrication, we see no reason to move forward with our counter suit.”