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People Are Mocking White Nationalists For Marching With Literal Tiki Torches

"They sell those torches at Party City. These dudes probably all went to Party City together."

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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.

"When you think you're the master race but you can't figure out how to make your own damn torch," wrote the Chicago Tribune's Rex Huppke.

When you think you're the master race but you can't figure out how to make your own damn torch.

"Guys, we need to look tough" (•_•)/ <) ) GET / \ \(•_•) ( (> THE / \ 🔥 🔥 \(•_•)/ ) )… https://t.co/wZlm3lGZyl

A lot of people took guesses at what mid-priced home goods store the white supremacists went to.

INT. HOME DEPOT. DAY. -I need a torch for a white supremacist rally -I just have tiki style - that work? - [paus… https://t.co/un0T8idIyW

They sell those torches at Party City. These dudes probably all went to Party City together.

Or maybe they took them from Mom's patio?

When these guys mom's come home and see that all their tiki torches are missing from their patio decks.

Many pointed out the irony of asserting white supremacy using a product of Polynesian culture.

when you have to use a polynesian cultural product (tiki torches) to defend and assert white supremacy 🙃

"end immigration" they chant, holding Tiki torches, which have their origins in Polynesian cultures. https://t.co/spzrkwDKVB

Nothing says "I'm defending white culture" like carrying a Tiki Torch.

But lots of people just made fun of the citronella torches.

Judging by the cloud of citronella off those tiki torches, they've "had it up to here" with the tyranny of bug bite… https://t.co/GZjpz4H13w

"Probably kept away mosquitos too."

Those torches must've been adorable on their backyard decks next to the azaleas. Probably kept away mosquitos too. https://t.co/kHnuocmB11

"These are legit scary assholes, but they'd be scarier if they didn't use citronella tiki torches they bought from Lowes."

These are legit scary assholes, but they'd be scarier if they didn't use citronella tiki torches they bought from L… https://t.co/KV4FzgvdD2

This photo in particular became a meme used to drag the demonstrators.

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Julia Reinstein is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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