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Was it really necessary for this company to denounce white nationalism after Charlottesville?

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Good news! Tiki torches, a backyard staple for families spending time together, were not designed to promote Nazism. After their torches were used by white supremacists protesting and marching in Charlottesville over the weekend, Tiki Brand made sure to denounce the horrifying events.

"Our products are designed to enhance backyard gatherings and to help family and friends connect with each other at home in their yard," the company said in a statement. Doc Thompson and Kris Cruz talked about Tiki Brand’s statement and why people are so sensitive these days on Tuesday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson.”

“’We must wade into this political discussion because our product was being used,’” Doc paraphrased. “You guys are giving yourselves just a little too much credit,” he added.

White nationalists carried Tiki Brand torches while protesting the removal of a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee on Friday night. As part of a white supremacy rally, they marched carrying swastika flags on Saturday. A woman was killed when a white nationalist protester allegedly drove purposely into a crowd of counter-protesters, fatally striking her and injuring 19 other people.

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