The #MeToo movement just took all the fun out of the celebrated “goodie bag” given to attendees. You can’t go anywhere without the #MeToo mantra being spewed at you. It has hit every corner of Hollywood. Wait! Isn’t it Hollywood that knew of sexual abuse but ignored it for years…decades? Now they want to put a bandaid on a brain tumor…This really is the definition of irony.
This year Oscar nominees will get a canister of pepper spray and other personal safety products.
“HARRASSMENT CULTURE”? HASN’T THAT BEEN MOSTLY IN HOLLYWOOD?
“This event is a unique opportunity for us to lend a helping hand in the #MeToo movement with solutions that take aim at the harassment culture that’s been pervasive most notably in the entertainment industry and in broader society,” said David Nance, the CEO of security systems company Sabre.
“We hope to help others by inspiring self-empowerment.”
Sabre is giving away five products in the Oscar gift bag, including a key-ring sized pepper spray, a gel pepper spray, two personal body alarms and a kit to test whether your drink has been drugged.
The organizers of the Oscars have previously taken legal action over the unofficial gift bags, provided by outside companies, but still the bags, sometimes worth as much as $100,000, are given to nominees.
SO THE KING OF HOLLYWOOD IS THE INSPIRATION FOR THIS?:
“In the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, PepperFace is arriving in Hollywood at the perfect time.” said the company’s CEO Brian Pennington.
“We want to be an awareness symbol to help end violence against women and also provide resources for those unfortunate enough to have become a victim of violence.”