According to Garcetti, the firework used to splatter this watermelon is allegedly the size of a gum stick. The overwhelming majority of easily accessible fireworks, however, are more closely akin to sparklers than military grade explosives. Also, the video makes a mockery of itself, because this exploding watermelon looks awesome. Its flying pink innards are enough to turn any bad idea into a disastrous one. It provides all kinds of nefarious inspiration.
Naturally, the internet wondered why the city's biggest authority figure would encourage tomfoolery on the most obnoxious day of the year.