Twenty-year-old Madeline Anello-Kitzmiller was welcoming the new year the same way as many as her friends: by attending New Zealand music festival Rhythm and Vines.
But her fun memories with her friends have now been marred by controversy after video footage of her ‘attacking’ a man who had groped her breast went viral across the globe.
You see, Madeline and a friend, like many of the other 25,000 revellers at the festival, had decided they would go topless during the three-day festival. Thanks to a service offered by a vendor on-site at the festival, the women had their nipples covered with flesh-coloured pasties, and the rest of their chests coated in glitter and jewels.
The ‘glitter boob‘ look has become increasingly popular among festival-goers the world over and is hardly an uncommon sight. But one man thought that Madeline’s bare chest was an invitation to have free reign of her body.
In the video, shared on Facebook by fellow festival attendee Giann Reece, the man can be seen running up behind Madeline and her friend, Kiri-Ann Hatfield, and groping her chest.