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Glitter-Bomb Site Founder Wants to Quit

Surprise: After 24 hours, Mathew Carpenter is sick of glitter
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 15, 2015 8:30 AM CST
Glitter-Bomb Site Founder Wants to Quit
Who knows how long ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com will stick around.   (ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com/Screenshot)

(Newser) – The founder of the obscenity-filled ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com would really like to stop shipping your enemies glitter. Yes, after an intense 24 hours that saw thousands of orders and a million people visit his website—which crashed under all the clicks, Fast Company reports—Australian Mathew Carpenter says he's ready to throw in the towel on his genius offer to ship glitter bombs around the world. "Please stop buying this horrible glitter product—I'm sick of dealing with it. Sincerely, Mat," the 22-year-old wrote Tuesday on Product Hunt. Naturally, amusing responses poured in. "You have made your glitter-coated bed and I'm afraid you will have to lie in it," one user said. Another added, "If I send you glitter, will you package and deliver it yourself?"

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For now, Carpenter is working through pending orders—wearing a biohazard suit for protection, he quips—but he may be looking to hand his brainchild over to someone else. "ShipYourEnemiesGlitter with 1m visits, 270k social shares, $xx,xxx [sic] in sales, tonnes of people wanting to order. 24 hours old. For sale," he tweeted yesterday. He tells Slate he also has an Australian glitter supplier hookup. Meanwhile, an American started the equally acerbic DontShipYourFriendsGlitter.com in response to the Aussie's "blatant money-grab" (money-grabs are "supposed to be wholly the domain of us Americans"), reports AM New York. That site will send your friends an email for $9.99 or a postcard for $19.99 informing them that you were kind enough not to send them glitter. (Take a look at celebs who have been glitter-bombed.)

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