Offbeat Video

By Jasmine Kazlauskas


A ‘glitter boobs’ festival reveller filmed attacking the man who groped her has spoken out to say other women should do the same – and is not afraid to go topless in public again.

Madeline Anello-Kitzmiller, 20, was at Rhythm & Vines festival in New Zealand on New Year’s Eve when a man was filmed running up to her and grabbing her exposed chest.

PIC FROM Madeline Anello-Kitzmiller / Caters News

In viral video footage Madeline, who partied with only glitter and sequins covering her bare breasts at the event, can then be seen chasing and punching the man.

Now the American, from Portland, has spoken out in a heartfelt online rant to reveal the ordeal will not stop her from baring her boobs at more music festivals.

In her new video, posted today [WEDS], Madeline revealed she was called a sl*t and had her nipple pinched by another man after paying to have the glitter decoration three hours before the attack was filmed.

The former nanny and wannabe writer said: “My breasts are not sex toys. They are not an invitation. I’ve been accused of asking for it too many times to count.

“My lack of clothing is not the problem. The problem is people thinking they have the right to touch my body without my consent.

“Comments stating that I was asking for it or that ‘i had it coming’ are promoting rape culture.

“You are telling other like-minded people it okay to sexually assault or rape another human being.

PIC FROM Madeline Anello-Kitzmiller / Caters News

“It is never okay, and we are never asking for it. I love being naked. I’ll be festing it up all summer and believe me, the glitter tits are coming back.”

The original footage of the incident has now been removed from Facebook.

Madeline said the incident will not stop her from going naked at future festivals, saying that “the glitter tits are coming back”.

She added: “Straight after getting my breasts glittered at a stall in the festival, there was constantly wolf-whistling and people calling me a sl*t and a wh*re. I have never experience hostility like that before.

“I had a man come up to me to ask me for a picture and pinch my nipple, so I elbowed him straight away

“Then later my friend and I were walking alone up the hill and all of sudden I see this hand come out of nowhere and grab my breast hard. I looked around and he was gone.

“He acted sheepish and I just hit him in the face while my friend poured a drink on him.

PIC FROM Madeline Anello-Kitzmiller / Caters News

“It felt so good, and was so proud for standing up for myself. Straight after that, someone yelled at ‘she was asking for it’.

“I told him to never touch a woman like that again, and he just laughed. It was all a big joke to him.

“The man came up to me later and apologised to my boyfriend but not to me.

“I want women to know that no matter what they’re wearing, no matter if they’re nude, they should always feel empowered to fight back, to scream, to kick, to bite and defend themselves.

“I saw heaps of other girls with glitter boobs, and there were men with glitter on their penises as well. Many men were completely naked in the mosh pit and they weren’t getting harassed.

“The festival was promoting nudity and self-expression. We were born naked, we are all beautiful and we deserve respect.”