If you thought Thanos was the bad guy in this summer’s smash hit Avengers: Infinity War, you might want to steer clear of the subreddit r/thanosdidnothingwrong, where a fanatical user base has voluntarily submitted to their own version of the Snap.
Social media outlet Reddit is known as one of the more unique corners of the internet; it’s kind of like the darkest part of social media before you get to the really nasty stuff (ahem, 4chan). A collection of mostly anonymous users contributing to communities — called subreddits — Reddit brings together people of every walk of life searching for news, gossip, and porn (mostly porn). Among a nearly infinite collection of subreddits lies r/thanosdidnothingwrong, a group of people who believe that Thanos’ quest to obliterate half the living beings in the galaxy was not only the right move, it was heroic.
So enamored of the Mad Titan are these redditors that the entire community has agreed to undergo a purge similar to the one seen in the climax of Infinity War. Every member of the r/thanosdidnothingwrong community will be subject to their very own Snap which will result in the ban of every affected user, roughly half of the subreddit. The movement has become so popular, that Thanos himself — actor Josh Brolin — took a few seconds to kick things off.
(And, no, nobody is really sure why Brolin did the video shirtless while clearly lying in bed. But you’re welcome.)
When a redditor is banned from a subreddit, they can still see all the content posted, but they’re unable to add comments or add their own posts. Not to worry, though. Those people who do find themselves banned from r/thanosdidnothingwrong have been invited to join a new subreddit, r/inthesoulstone.
Maybe they’ll find Gamora inside.