While it may have started as little more than a joke/viral stunt, that whole "Ship Your Enemies Glitter" glitter bomb concept has now entered political discourse. How very high-brow for a prank. Nebraska congressman Jeff Fortenberry's Lincoln office received a glitter bomb in the mail this week, and both local police and the FBI are now investigating.
Fortenberry did not open the sparkly explosive himself, but his spokesperson Jennifer Allen said his staffers were shocked and inconvenienced. As if she'd only just understood the concept of a glitter bomb, she told Omaha.com that "nobody was injured, except now people have glitter on their clothes."
The prank was sent by the as-of-now fake organization "Glitter Bombs for Choice," apparently a response to Fortenberry's anti-choice policies (he has a 100 percent pro-life score from the National Right to Life Commission, and has supported bills to prohibit federal funds being spent on abortions). A letter included with the glitter, via WOWT News, reads:
"You can certainly disagree with your member of Congress or any member of Congress, but this is pretty reckless and irresponsible," Fortenberry's spokesperson said, adding that she'd prefer it if those who disagreed with his policies made an appointment to discuss their differences in person — and maybe throw the glitter then also? "It's just a huge waste of everybody's time and resources," she concluded.