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Oscars Swag Bags to Include Pepper Spray This Year

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Oscar nominees will receive pepper spray and other personal safety items in their “swag” bags this year.

The Academy Awards decided to show its support for the #MeToo and Time's Up movements by teaming up with security systems company Sabre — a move which company CEO David Nance hopes will offer “solutions that take aim at the harassment culture that’s been pervasive most notably in the entertainment industry and in broader society,” according to Yahoo.

“We hope to help others by inspiring self-empowerment,” he said.

The company will be giving Oscar nominees keychain pepper sprays, as well as various other items such as gel pepper spray, personal body alarms, and a test kit that can register spiked drinks, according to a press release.

According to Yahoo, another lightweight pepper spay called PepperFace will also be included.

PepperFace was designed by Chicago businessman Brian Pennington, who said, according to Crain’s Chicago Business, that he wanted to align his product with the #MeToo movement and “drive more awareness to the various harassment against women.”

He explained that it is the ideal time to “get these pepper sprays in the hands of celebrities” in response to the surge of sexual harassment cases arising in Hollywood.

“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,” he added, according to Yahoo.

In addition to the safety devices, all nominated stars will find several other luxury items included in their goodie bags, such as 24K gold facials, diamond necklaces, and even a 12-day trip to Tanzania.

Interestingly enough, this is not the first-time pepper spray has made an appearance at the Academy Awards.

According to Yahoo, a pink and camouflage-print mace pepper gun was given away during the 2014 Oscars.

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