A few months back, Newt Gingrich and his wife got what many would consider a pleasant surprise: glitter!
The couple were in Minneapolis for a signing of their book “Rediscovering God in America” when a gay marriage activist broke out a box of Cheez-Its and threw a pile of silver glitter confetti over Newt and his wife Callista.
The activist, who screamed out, “Feel the rainbow, Newt!”, was rushed out of the room by event security. In the video below, the man can be heard yelling, “Stop the hate! Stop the anti-gay politics!” as he is dragged away from the baffled politico couple.
The “glitter bombing” has become a tool in the arsenal of L.G.B.T activists looking to get their agenda for equal rights implemented. But while the sparkly methodology may seem a creative non-violent protest, the humor of it all is lost on Newt.
In an email to The New York Times, the former Speaker of the House said:
“Glitter bombing is clearly an assault and should be treated as such…When someone reaches into a bag and throws something on you, how do you know if it is acid or something that stains permanently or something that can blind you? People have every right to their beliefs but no right to assault others.”
What do you think of Newt’s reaction to being “glitter bombed”? Is he overreacting or does he have a point? Tell us what you think Clutchettes and gents- weigh in!