Many on the Internet got really excited when they found out they could ship their enemies glitter, courtesy of the Australian website ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com. After being posted to Reddit and getting covered by countless news outlets, the site crashed on Tuesday. Hours later, it was up and running again. But now there’s another problem: The site stopped processing orders.
The website, which is full of tongue-in-cheek commentary and riddled with foul and offensive language, revealed they will no longer accept new orders after being inundated with eager customers who want to get back at their foes.
“Purchasing has been temporarily suspended. You guys have a sick fascination with shipping people glitter,” the official website says. “We've received all orders & working through them. There was a [ton] so be patient.”
So how do you send an annoying amount of sparkles to those you despise? As stated in a previous article, everyone’s best bet is to be patient and wait. But Business Insider wrote that Matthew Carpenter, the founder, wants people to stop buying glitter, according to a post he allegedly wrote on Product Hunt. "Hi guys, I'm the founder of this website. Please stop buying this horrible glitter product -- I'm sick of dealing with it. Sincerely, Mat."
The prank glitter site went viral with descriptions like this:
We f------ hate glitter. People call it the herpes of the craft world. What we hate more though are the soulless people who get their jollies off by sending glitter in envelopes.
We've had enough so here's the deal: there's someone in your life right now who you f------ hate. Whether it be your s----- neighbor, a family member or that b---- Amy down the road who thinks it's cool to invite you to High Tea but not provide any weed.
BI identified Carpenter’s Twitter account as @matcarpenter. After 1 million visit, 270,000 social media shares and thousands in sales, the 22-year-old entrepreneur, who says he “[lives] for the moolah,” is apparently looking to sell the site. Keep in mind, it’s only been live for 24 hours.
ShipYourEnemiesGlitter with 1m visits, 270k social shares, $xx,xxx in sales, tonnes of people wanting to order. 24 hours old. For sale.
— Mathew Carpenter (@matcarpenter) January 14, 2015
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