Americans Are Turning To Fart Protests Because US Politics Stink So Much


On Tuesday, Senator Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton, and not everyone is happy about it.

Sanders supporters plan to employ a very pungent tactic at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) to let Hillary Clinton know how they truly feel about her.

They are going to hold a fart-in protest. Yes, you read that right -- farts.

According to US News & World Report, these supporters plan to make a big stink at the DNC by eating, and feeding to delegates and journalists, as many beans as possible before they all enter the convention hall.

This is meant to induce a chorus of farts, and they hope the ensuing smell will let Clinton know how they feel about her. (They think she stinks). One might call this fart protest a Democratic Dutch oven.

While this all sounds strange and immature, we all should also remember Donald Trump, a former reality TV star who has third-grade level nicknames for all of his political opponents, is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Stranger things have happened in American politics, particularly recently.

Cheri Honkala, national coordinator for the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, is spearheading this effort to gather beans and create a smelly stir.

Honkala stated,

It shows the level of absolute disgust that we're at – we think we're going to remember 2016 as the year we begin to bury the two corporate political parties. It's really a shame – this whole thing does stink. Democrats and Republicans are like Pepsi and Coke. They listen to corporations and they don't listen to anti-poverty activists.

So, if you're heading to the DNC this year, you might want to arm yourself with some air freshener.

Citations: Bernie Fans Say 'Fart-In' Against Hillary Will Go On (US News & World Report)