I first came across this video on YouTube last month.
The laughing, smiling young protesters are carrying signs with catchy pro-bed bug slogans and the name “BLOOD: Bed Bug Lovers Opposing Oppression and Death.”
Bite! Bite! Let them bite!
Killing bed bugs is not right!
(Click here if you can’t view the embedded video.)
Radical animal activists?
Media or advertising stunt?
For once, the internets are not offering up any explanations. The video appears to have been taken in New York City and was posted to YouTube on 11/15/2010.
Compared with my experience of picket lines and protests, the signs look too shiny, the protesters look too cheerful. My only thought is, “they had to pay these folks to do this.”
But if so, then who? And why?
Anyone know anything more about this?
I knew there had to be a
logical commercial explanation.
One reader writes,
It was one of the commercial pest control firms at the Hotel Show at the Javits center. They were passing out flyers that said to visit their booth at the show. I can not remember the company name as it was new to me but it was not Ecolab, Orkin or Terminix.
Thanks to the anonymous reader who spotted this “demonstration” at the Hotel Show.