The Internet Is Torn Over These Hurricane Irma-Themed Cakes

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Hurricane Irma is projected to hit Florida this weekend, and it is on-track to be the strongest hurricane the Keys, and the state, has ever faced. With most coastal areas urged to evacuate and those who cannot seeking shelter, there is little to find funny about the potentially deadly storm.

That isn’t to say some Floridians aren’t trying.

Some locations of the grocery store chain Publix have been selling Hurricane Irma-themed cakes, featuring colorful swirling icing, messages like “Go Away Irma,” and “Weather it Out,” and honestly impressive artwork. Consumers are split over the move, with some praising Publix for reminding people to laugh in trying situations, and others calling them out for being, well, a bit  insensitive.

Governor: Escape this hurricane and evacuate Florida immediately

Publix: we made cakes pic.twitter.com/JimEqxEpDu

— ThingsFloridiansLike (@Things4FLppl) September 7, 2017

Many consumers and Florida residents are delighting in the cakes.

Update: went and got my own cake 🤷🏻‍♀️ #publix #hurricaneirma pic.twitter.com/XzIynfOyd1

— Kelly Rae Shook (@earthto_kshook) September 8, 2017

Bae got me a #HurricaneIrma cake for my bday 🎈😘 it has little palm trees and beach chairs all over it. #Publix #IrmaHurricane2017 pic.twitter.com/DzOsuZxgEe

— Nikole Fordering (@NFordering) September 9, 2017

This cake from a Publix in Jacksonville is saying what we're all thinking. #Irma #HurricaneIrma pic.twitter.com/LMwf4e2JZy

— Bryan Johnson (@BryanJohnson__) September 7, 2017

Others cannot help but point out that the storm is far from a joke, and will more likely than not lead to catastrophic damages.

Might be ok if it wasn't a cat 4 storm that will kill people.

— dude man (@vinyldude82) September 8, 2017

In good taste? Available @Publix in Plantation. (📷: @andyacr) pic.twitter.com/q3uShj9RmQ

— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) September 6, 2017

All we can say is, we hope this is the last time the state needs to make them in many, many years.

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