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We had 10 questions for the glitterbomb guy

All that glitters actually might be gold for this young man.

YESTERDAY, THE DAILY Edge told you how to get the ultimate revenge on your friends, enemies and frenemies — send them glitter.

Today, we found the guy behind the evil and wicked deed. But Mathew Carpenter was too busy to take a call from TheJournal.ie. In fact, he said:

“I’m drowning in glitter – send help. Happy to answer any questions you have via email.”

glitter gif Source: giphy.com

So, we came up with 10 of our most pressing questions he could answer in writing. First, in case you haven’t heard about what he does, here’s an overview.


That’s pretty much it. ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com is an Australian website that will send an envelope full of glitter to the people you hate (or the people you want to prank), for $9.99AUD. They explain:

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 sh*t everywhere for weeks.

PastedImage-84564 Source: ShipYourEnemiesGlitter

Since launching yesterday, there have been hundreds of articles written about the scheme, making this the busiest day of Carpenter’s young life. Does he have regrets? Read on…

1. Where the f*** did this genius idea come from?

I’ve received Christmas and birthday cards over the years from family and friends who put glitter in the cards. I hated it and wanted the rest of the world to feel my pain so that’s how the website was born.

2. Are you actually, really, truly sending glitter to people? 


3. How many orders have you taken this week? 

The site has been live for just over 24 hours and thousands of people have purchased.

4 Why can’t I buy anything on your site right now, then?

Packing and shipping glitter takes a long time when we receive thousands of orders – I’ve had to temporarily halt orders.

5. Do you have a “real” job? What is it?

I’m the internet marketing industry. [Editor: We think he meant he's "in" the internet marketing industry but, heh, he might just be that confident.]

6. Is this your first glitter-venture? 

My first – and my last hopefully.

7. Tell me more about yourself. (Not in a dating app way. Just your age, education, where do you live etc. Actually, that is kind of in a dating app way.) 

I’m a 22-year-old Aussie dude that has too much free time apparently because now my plans for the next few weeks will consist of sending stupid fucking glitter to terrible people.

8. Are there other people involved in this operation?


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9. Can I get a photo of you?  (Again, not in a dating app way, there are just a lot of Mathew/Mat Carpenters on Facebook.)

You can use my Twitter profile picture if you want - no professional headshots around here!


10. Will you send me some glitter?

Please don’t make me.

Mathew has had enough glitter for one man, so he’s trying to sell his idea now. Interested?

More: This website offers to send glitter to your enemies as the ultimate revenge

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