Glitter. The sparkly and colorful party favorite has always been emblematic of celebrations and good times.
Lately, glitter has become a weapon of choice for demonstrators.
No politician is safe.
“Glitter bombing”, a phrase coined for the act of bombarding a target with doses of colorful glitter, is a new phenomenon intended to show disapproval of a candidate’s stance on certain political and social matters
You may find yourself asking, “Why glitter?”
Nick Espinosa, a 25-year-old protester who immersed Newt Gingrich in a Cheez-It box full of glitter, has his reasons.
When asked why he chose the colorful substance to make a political statement, Espinosa referred to the confetti-like demonstration as:
“a harmless but a sensational way to bring attention to serious issues.”
Well, these glitter crusaders certainly have our attention.
Take a look at this video of Republican candidate Mitt Romney as he is blasted making his way to the stage.
While Romney seemed amused at the showers of festive bits, Gingrich was less than amused with his sparkly encounter which he described as:
“an assault and should be treated as such.”
Would you consider glitter bombing as assault? Could these protesters face jail time?
Is this just another non-violent form of protest or does this act get too up close and personal to our beloved politicians?
…Am I the only one who thinks we are wasting perfectly good glitter, or what?