Racism

Internet mocks white supremacists and their Polynesian tiki torches ‘from mom’s patio’

This Friday night, several hundred white nationalists arrived at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville holding torches and chanting slogans like, “Jews will not erase us.” But as menacing as the demonstration’s theme was, it’s hard to convince people you’re an organized vehicle of white resistance when you look like a virgin holding a tiki torch you swiped from your parents’ patio.

From BuzzFeed:

The march, which preceded a “Unite the Right” rally scheduled for Saturday, comes amid controversy over a proposal to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park, formerly called Lee Park.

The gathering was widely condemned by the mayor of Charlottesville, the UVA president, Virginia’s Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates, and several national lawmakers.

Images showing interchangeable white men holding torches that looked like they were purchased at Pier One Imports gave the Twittersphere a lot of material to work with.

https://twitter.com/tundeolaniran/status/896321961193766912

https://twitter.com/7im/status/896218188458860544

Featured image via Twitter

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