ToDaZeD Aside

“Look LOOK! Over Here Meeee!!!! I’m Virtuous!!! LOOK!!!!”

“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.”

They felt the need to say this — cuz of course everyone will ass-u-me that if someone uses a widely available product, the maker of said product completely agrees with everything the buyer thinks, says, or does.

BTW, were any of the violent actors wearing Nike shoes? Fruit of the Loom t-shirts? Levis? Burn the Witch!!!

I’m looking at you, Merck, Under Armour, and Intel…


  1. Posted August 15, 2017 at 7:57 am |

    I’m sure there was also plenty of I-phone, Samsung, Levis, Wrangler, Fruit-of-the-loom, Axe deodorant (well maybe not that), on and on.

  2. Posted August 15, 2017 at 8:06 am |

    I like how they used the torches as flaming clubs. Because the night is dark and full of terrors.

  3. DougM (flawed chap)
    Posted August 15, 2017 at 9:02 am |

    You can tell which companies’ public politics are influenced by the peer-pressure on their CEO’s spouse or teenage kids and the resulting threats or whining from them.

    As many companies have discovered, when you make your brand about politics, you piss-off about half your customer base.

    Too much virtue can be a vice.

  4. JimO
    Posted August 15, 2017 at 10:40 am |

    Well, Doug….I prefer vice to virtue…..there’s more honesty.

  5. Buzz
    Posted August 15, 2017 at 2:26 pm |

    In the age of social media, there is no winning position.
    If you don’t take the stupidity bait, you get attacked as a supporter of the cause du jour.

    It’s sad that idiots have taken us to this point, but psychologists and the CEOs of social media giants are laughing their asses off daily.