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‘Hitman’ will send glittery message to your enemy


An artist rendering shows the reaction of a recipient of a glitter bomb. Illustration: shipyourenemiesglitter.com
An artist's rendering shows the reaction of a recipient of a glitter bomb. Illustration: Ship Your Enemies Glitter

Glitter is the “herpes of the craft world.” Once on you, it doesn’t seem to ever go away.

You might have some moral hang-ups about giving an enemy herpes, but a fast-spreading glitter bomb, while still hostile, seems less malicious and eventually forgivable. Now an Australian startup will be your glitter hitman for a small fee.

The website Ship Your Enemies Glitter shut down a few times Tuesday because of heavy traffic as word of the service blew up on Twitter and other social media sites.

Based on the number of four-letter words the company copywriter uses on the website, you know they are serious about “f—ing up the day” of the person of your choice.

To keep your DNA off the shimmering gun, click on the site, provide the address of someone deserving and the company will send a nondescript envelope that explodes with glitter once the recipient pulls out what looks like a legitimate piece of mail. Just $8, paid via PayPal, sends the strong, irritating message.

Product Hunt‘s Ryan Hoover called it the “ultimate troll product.”

“We’ve had enough so here’s the deal: There’s someone in your life right now who you f—ing hate,” reads what amounts to a mission statement on the Ship Your Enemies Glitter website. “Whether it be your sh—y neighbor, a family member or that bitch Amy down the road who thinks it’s cool to invite you to High Tea but not provide any weed.

“So pay us money, provide an address anywhere in the world and we’ll send them so much glitter in an envelope that they’ll be finding that s–t everywhere for weeks. We’ll also include a note telling the person exactly why they’re receiving this terrible gift. Hint: The glitter will be mixed in with the note thus increasing maximum spillage.”


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