Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Thanks to Thanos, Reddit Is Planning a Huge Purge

Thanks to Thanos, Reddit Is Planning a Huge Purge

While some fans are still feeling low over the events that unfolded in Avengers: Infinity War, the others are completely enticed by the film's antagonist Thanos played by Josh Brolin. The ThanosDidNothingWrong subreddit (sporting over 630,000 members) served as a hub for people to crack jokes about the mad Titan and discuss how the villain was effectively in the right by indiscriminately wiping out half of all life. Of course, you won't turn to dust if you're in the half that's banned from the subreddit, so at least there's that. Much like Thanos himself, on July 9, the administrators of the "Thanos Did Nothing Wrong" subreddit will ban half their members.

At the time of this writing, the Thanos Did Nothing Wrong subreddit has more than 660 thousand subscribers. The two posted from their official Twitter account "we have both submitted to the culling...." The Russo Brothers delivered a video of Brolin in bed, recreating the mighty snap. In the very short video clip, Brolin announces "here we go Reddit users", and promptly snaps his fingers before the video cuts off. In order to ensure you're banned, you simply have to post in the subreddit.

As SyFy Wire points out, you can technically still join the subreddit and get randomly taken out tomorrow. Jim Starlin, the dude who created Thanos, spoke to Collider during Comic-Con in Las Vegas and revealed about the possibility of an extra 30 minutes of footage that will be packed for the home video version of the film. We'll be able to see if everything is "perfectly balanced, as all things should be", in a few hours. Luckily, that permission was granted - though the date of the ban was moved from July 3 to July 9, as most of Reddit's engineers were set to celebrate Independence Day with a day off.

Have mercy on me, Josh Brolin.

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