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Monday, December 15, 2008

Party Pooper

young Adolph Hitler Campbell turns three this year

I was sure this story originated somewhere in the south. The rural south. But, no, Pennsylvania gets to wear this badge of honor. The printed story is about the fact that a grocery store refused to write Happy Birthday Adolph Hitler Campbell on a cake for a three-year-old's birthday. (who writes anyone's whole name on the cake anyway?) But the real story is the tragedy of the names these parents gave these kids in the first place. Read the article, and definitely read the comments by other readers. Gracious me.


Holland Township family angry that supermarket won't personalize cake for their son
by Express-Times staff
Sunday December 14, 2008, 12:16 AM

Express-Times Photo BRUCE WINTER

JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell, Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell and Adolf Hitler Campbell.
Good names for a trio of toddlers? Heath and Deborah Campbell think so. The Holland Township couple has picked those names and the oldest child, Adolf Hitler Campbell, turns 3 today.
This has given rise to a problem, because the
ShopRite supermarket in Greenwich Township has refused to make a cake for young Adolf's birthday.
"We believe the request ... to inscribe a birthday wish to Adolf Hitler is inappropriate," said Karen Meleta, a ShopRite spokeswoman.

The Campbells turned down the market's offer to make a cake with enough room for them to write their own inscription and can't understand what all of the fuss is about.
Adolf Hitler Campbell will be getting a cake from Wal-Mart this year.
"ShopRite can't even make a cake for a 3-year-old," said Deborah Campbell, 25, who is Heath's wife of three years and the mother of the children. "That's sad."
Others, such as
Anti-Defamation League director Barry Morrison, applauded Shop Rite's decision.
"Might as well put a sign around their (the children's) neck that says bigot, racist, hatemonger," said Morrison. "What's the difference?"
article courtesy of lehighvalleylive.com

4 comments:

Cassandra December 16, 2008 at 12:22 AM  

I had just seen this on Cake Wrecks! I was saying to myself, "Please don't be from NC. Please don't be from NC. Please don't be from NC....."

nubiz December 16, 2008 at 6:02 AM  

The thought of putting that name on a cake makes me gag. Pardon me, I'm going to go throw up now. Seriously.

Paula... December 26, 2008 at 9:37 PM  

The parents obviously feel the need the for attention. It's so sad that the poor kids have to suffer because of the obvious mental stability of their parents!!!

Surely this would be considered psychological abuse by child services!!

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