TIKI Condemns Neo-Nazis For Using Their Torches
"We do not support their message or the use of our products in this way"
Neo-Nazis and white supremacist are lame, if you see one, there’s nothing wrong with punching them in the face. Some people may even call it art. They are violent buffoons and many of them have been cheering the murder of Heather Heyer, the 31-year-old who was killed by a racist while fighting racism during Saturday’s white supremacist gathering in Virginia.
But on Friday night a very large group of neo-Nazis and white supremacist chanting Nazi slogans like “blood and soil,” marched through Charlottesville on their way to the Rotunda on the campus of the University of Virginia. Wanting to resemble the Ku Klux Klan’s marches back in the day, they used TIKI torches to illuminate their journey and now, TIKI, the company who made those torches, is pissed.
The internet was quick to clown the white supremacist for their usage of TIKI torches in the first place.
Home Depot probably was like "damn these fools bout to throw a fire ass backyard BBQ with all these tiki torches they buying"😭😭
— Will (@WillHayes_24) August 12, 2017
FYI: Polynesian tiki torches are sold-out at the Pier 1 Imports in Charlottesville. pic.twitter.com/ExLJiacgKb
— J. Dice 🎲 (@jdice03) August 13, 2017
when u see a white person buying tiki torches…. pic.twitter.com/wjtsY59iOb
— swizzymack. (@Swizzymack) August 12, 2017
On Saturday company issued a statement on Facebook:
“TIKI Brand is not associated in any way with the events that took place in Charlottesville and are deeply saddened and disappointed. We do not support their message or the use of our products in this way. Our products are designed to enhance backyard gatherings and to help family and friends connect with each other at home in their yard.”
The list of companies condemning the activities by these white supremacists is growing. Last week before the rally, Airbnb banned suspected white supremacists and neo-Nazis from renting in Charlottesville. Then today news has surfaced that GoDaddy.com, the domain host that the white supremacist site Daily Stormer uses, would be refusing to host their domain.
We informed The Daily Stormer that they have 24 hours to move the domain to another provider, as they have violated our terms of service.
— GoDaddy (@GoDaddy) August 14, 2017
— Merck (@Merck) August 14, 2017
Now that Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned from President’s Manufacturing Council,he will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2017