Ammon Bundy and his militia that occupied a wildlife reserve in Southeastern Oregon are being welcomed to Portland in the most Portland way possible: with a Voodoo Doughnut.
— Guerrilla Democrats (@GuerrillaDems) January 16, 2016
The doughnut—which features “doughnut artist” Shane Sweeney’s interpretation of what Ammon Bundy will look like behind bars—has received mixed reviews from the public. Co-owner Kenneth “Cat Daddy” Pogson tells the Oregonian,
As the Instagram photo of Voodoo’s doughnut grew viral on Instagram, people began to criticize Voodoo for poking fun at a situation that left one person dead. Pogson continues to the Oregonian, “I didn’t want it to come off like I was ridiculing (Finicum). He died for what he believed in. I don’t believe in it.”
But if you’re getting ready to road trip to Portland to cop your commemorative Bundy doughnut, stop. Cheyenne Nichols, the assistant manager of the doughnut store, explains to the Oregonian, “It’s just for display in the case and for the Internet.”
Whether you love the doughnut or hate it, you have to admit the it is undoubtably one of the most Portland ways to document a historical event ever.
[via The Oregonian]