Better safe than sorry?
This year’s Oscar nominees will be getting one thing in their gift bags that’s a little different than the other goodies inside: pepper spray.
As part of the “Everyone Wins” nominee Gift Bags provided by Distinctive Assets, PepperFace, a slim, lightweight pepper spray, will be given to the likes of Meryl Streep, Margot Robbie, Mary J. Blige, Denzel Washington, and more. And the pepper spray, which fits in the palm of a hand or on a keychain, has a message behind it.
The brand has a partnership with the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCDSV), to raise awareness to help end violence against women and to provide effective prevention against assault. "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," Brian Pennington, CEO of PepperFace, said in a statement.
The Oscar nominees extravagant gift bag is worth a whopping $100,000, according to Money, and also includes trips to Zanzibar, Tanzania, Greece, and Hawaii, as well as a week’s worth of spa treatments at Golden Door, a diamond necklace, a 23andMe genetic testing kit, and a “gum rejuvenation” dental appointment.