A New Jersey supermarket refused to print the full name of a 3-year-old boy named Adolf Hitler on a birthday cake.
The boy’s parents, Heath and Deborah Campbell, are upset that a ShopRite would not print the name and are accusing the store of being intolerant, The Associated Press reported Wednesday.
“They need to accept a name. A name’s a name,” said Heath Campbell, who eventually purchased the cake in nearby Pennsylvania. “The kid isn’t going to grow up and do what [Hitler] did.”
Twelve people showed up to Adolfâ€™s birthday party, including several children of mixed race, the AP reported.
“If we’re so racist, then why would I have them come into my home?” Heath Campbell asked.
The couple has two other children: JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell, 1, and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell, who will be 1 in April.
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