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Even AXE Body Spray Condemns Riots After A Can Of Their Product Was Photographed In The Aftermath

On January 6, 2021 a violent pro-Trump mob stormed their way into the nation’s Capitol in an attempt to prevent Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 election. At that same time, other smaller Trump-supporting groups were busy occupying several government buildings throughout different states.

The state groups mostly remained predominantly peaceful, but the mob at the Capitol had a very different feel. That group—directly encouraged by Trump to go to Washington DC then to go to the Capitol to give Congress a message—came armed with restraints, a gallows, bombs, napalm, and several firearms and chanted “hang Mike Pence” after storming the building.

Although things went were not as bad as they could have been thanks to Vice President Mike Pence and members of Congress being evacuated, the attempted insurrection still cost five lives, did millions in physical damage, threatened national security and traumatized and terrorized those present.

It did not come remotely close to interrupting the certification of Joe Biden as president-elect however.

While some like Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz are brushing off the actions of the mob, others are not taking things so lightly. Federal charges have already been levied against some, with more repercussions to come.

People have been speaking out strongly against the uprising, as expected. What many did not expect was that corporations would begin taking official stances on the situation.

Plenty of companies have released “official statements” from CEOs, or reassured the public that just because their product was used didn’t mean they supported the riot.

Then there was AXE body spray who decided to skip the drawn-out verbose statement and just take their thoughts straight to Twitter.

A can of their product was photographed in the rubble at the Capitol. 

 

Which afforded the company the perfect chance to state their position loud and clear.

 

The fact we have reached a point in history where a not-exactly-beloved body spray company is making political condemnations has some people feeling a bit overwhelmed by the surreal. 

 

Some people took it well. 

 

While others… 

2021 is already shaping up to be a very strange year.

Erica Diaz

Written by Erica Diaz

Erica is the consummate cool-kid. She’s so cool that she’s been talked about in magazines, on blogs and on the radio after losing her left eye because of a piece of glitter. She is still actively mourning the passing of Prince and hopes to one day do an all-iguana remake of Graffiti Bridge since iguanas are plentiful near her home in South Florida. She has yet to find one that can really nail the “ahhhyayayeaheaheah” that Tevin Campbell does in Round and Round, and everyone knows the music is the important part of any Prince film. She’s a mother, singer, writer and (if the internet is to be believed - which we all know it is) a Nigerian socialite mid-ranking member of the Illuminati. She prides herself on being the most popular one-eyed rock star under 5 ft tall in pretty much any room she walks into.