The iconic fashion brand Ralph Lauren released a public statement on Tuesday August 15, condemning the affluent Charlottesville white supremacists man babies.
“The Polo brand is about class. We are in no way associated or supportive of the ignorance, hatred, intolerance, and evil that led to the horrific and disgusting events that took place in Charlottesville. We do not support their message or use of our products. Ralph Lauren is an American brand, and that type of bigotry is not only un-American — it’s cowardly and xenophobic.”
The domestic terrorists marched at the University of Virginia this past Friday to protest the removal of the Confederate monument of General Robert E. Lee. The following day, counter-protesters clashed head-on with the white nationalists, resulting in the tragic vehicular homicide of one heroic and brave human being, Heather Heyer, who was plowed among a crowd of people.
Polo brand said its clothing is meant to be represent class, dignity, and the American dream. However, the privileged Polo-wearing white supremacists, who feel threatened by equality, displayed the exact opposite of everything the brand says it stands for.
“Despite having all the advantages a citizen could possibly ask for, these collared-shirt wearing trust fund babies believe they are entitled to call an era when of people of color were oppressed, their heritage. By nature of defending it, indeed it has become their heritage, and so these Neo-Nazi, confederate-wannabes will be forced to surrender to a greater force once again.”
Other companies, including the tiki torch company, have also distanced themselves from any connection to the white nationalists in Charlottesville.