The Great Candle Scandal of 2012 gets a worthy reenactment

Do you remember this video from November 2012, which features an exasperated, fuming Wisconsite named Angela ranting against Bath & Body Works because she was unable to get candles in the two scents she desperately wanted—winter candy apple and iced gingerbread? The poor thing drove all over Wisconsin only to leave emptyhanded. The horror! The injustice!

Well, here we are, 10 years later, and the video is finding new life, thanks to a TikTok user named Britt who has delightfully roasted the "candle scandal" by acting out the original, word for word and expression for expression. Britt's acting is terrific—she absolutely nails the delivery. The re-make has gone viral, and is brilliant in its simplicity—it exposes the absurdity of the original rant simply by repeating it. 


I knew that one day this would somehow come in handy #bathandbodyworks

♬ original sound – Britt

Here's the first installment of five. You can see the rest on Britt's TikTok. She also recently posted a video explaining how she was able to memorize the 12-minute video, discussing how her autism and ADHD cause her to hyperfixate on things. She says about 10 years ago she watched the original rant and:

"It was the funniest thing I had ever fucking seen. So I showed it to all of my friends and all of my family. Most people didn't think it was that funny. But because I saw it so much, I accidentally memorized it. Not exactly word for word or gesture for gesture—THAT was more like this past week. I sat down with my iPad and freaking watched different little clips of the video over and over for like a fucking hour, practicing it over and over. Because what y'all don't understand is that I had the first 2 minutes memorized. I did that in like 2 takes, that was easy. Right? The ending was also easy. But it's the middle 6 motherfucking minutes that I did not know. So yeah. But I had, like, the gist. So basically this came because I hyperfixate, and that's, like, all there is to it. And I think, also, it was kind of a coping mechanism when I was a little younger, because when I was a kid I didn't know how to act 'normally', you know what I mean? So, I would watch people and copy what they did, because I was, like, trying to not be a little fucking weirdo. It didn't work, obviously, because here I am now! But, yeah, if you're wondering how I remembered all of it, it was a little bit of practice but also just hyperfixation."