Voodoo Doughnut has a sweet and doughy message for Ammon Bundy: “Welcome to Portland.”
The popular Portland-based bakery created the special treat after Bundy’s arrest on Tuesday.
The militia leader, who’s currently behind bars in Portland, was arrested with seven other militants following his group’s month-long occupation of an Oregon federal wildlife refuge.
Voodoo Doughnut’s co-owner Kenneth Pogson said the Bundy-themed baked good had been his idea.
“We're trying to avoid politics,” he told The Oregonian, “but this whole thing seemed like such a big deal -- with them taking public property, armed to the teeth, making a stand that they thought everyone would join. It was a debacle that was on everyone's mind, left or right.”
He added that the doughnut had been created as “more of a commentary on contemporary culture and the so-called patriot movement giving Oregon a bad name” than as a jibe to the militants themselves.
There was also no intention, he said, of diminishing the death of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, a spokesperson for the militants who died during a confrontation with law enforcement on Tuesday.
The Bundy-inspired treat is not for sale, the bakery said.
Voodoo Doughnut, which now has several locations around the country and even one in Taiwan, has earned a reputation for referencing pop culture and current events in its baked goods.
The bakery, for instance, recently paid homage to the late David Bowie and Alan Rickman with special tribute donuts.
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