What is the glitter conspiracy on TikTok?

GLITTER is the way to go if you want sparkle and shimmer and stand out.

The shiny substance or dust is usually used for an occasion like New Year’s Eve or just to decorate and embellish things, but is the world running out of glitter?

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What is glitter?

Already 2018, the New York Times published an article detailing the history of glitter and how it was made.

In 1942, glitter was defined as “aluminum-metallized polyethylene terephthalate,” which takes 1,000 years to biodegrade and is primarily manufactured in New Jersey.

The article states that back then, according to the Glitterex company, the most popular glitter color was silver.

Glitter is used to add sparkle to many items such as clothing, cars, helmets and jewelry and we can go on forever.

What is the glitter conspiracy on TikTok?

TikToker Rae, or as known on her account @maxedoutmommy came up with the glitter conspiracy on TikTok.

Her video has been viewed over 1.4 million times as she explains how mysterious the glitter industry is and questions where all the glitter goes.

She explained the conspiracy to her husband using a PowerPoint presentation, using the New York Times article as her main source.

However, many industries use glitter as it is not just a substance that makes things sparkle.

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It can be used to track animals like polar bears and elephants if they feed it to them and then track them through their droppings.

It is also used as a hidden layer in plywood to prevent counterfeiting.

But the glitter industry is very tight-lipped about which companies use such a substance, and we couldn’t understand why.

Why do people think there is a glitter shortage?

This leads people to think there is a glitter shortage as the Times article revealed that there is one shopper who consumes large amounts of glitter.

However, the buyer wants to remain anonymous, which makes people think and conspire.

On Reddit, people come up with conspiracies involving electronics and even toothpaste.

Some on TikTok even suggested that Glitter is used to track military weapons and applications through its small microplastic.

And that’s why they believe the shopper would like to remain anonymous as it’s a highly controversial industry mixed with a substance that’s usually known to blind objects.

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