I remember the days when a purple was considered a serious customer at the gym, now there are purple belts that in my humble opinion are not up the standards of many blue belts when BJJ first took off in London.
In order to maintain the sports integrity we must make sure that belts are given too late rather than the converse. An under cooked chicken can give you salmonella an over cooked one still gives you protein, I think the later is the preferred route. To summarise there are too many under cooked chickens flying around, whats more they are spreading their bird flu.
Perhaps its the time of the year that is causing this phenomenon otherwise known in my circle as confetti belts. I know its a time for giving and sharing but this is taking it too far. Lets stop the confetti belts for the good of the sport.