Kim Kardashian was hit with a ‘flour bomb” Thursday night — the latest in a series of benign celebrity “bombings” that can technically be considered assault and battery.
Kardashian showed up at the West Hollywood launch party for her new perfume and was walking down the red carpet when a protester threw a bag of flour at her, the Los Angeles Times reports. Kardashian, covered in white powder, was quickly ushered to safety.
It’s not clear why the flour bomber attacked Kardashian . But the use of benign substances to “bomb” celebrities and public figures seems to be on the rise — and legal consequences can follow. Kardashian’s flour bombing incident is similar to a series of “glitter bombings” across the country. Glitter bombers, however, have largely limited their assaults to conservative politicians who speak out against same-sex marriage.
For example, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney was glitter bombed twice last month while campaigning, the Times reports. One bomb missed, but the second assault successfully dusted Romney’s hair with glitter. The candidate shrugged off the attack, but the Secret Service sprang into action. –Reuters