Infinity War's Thanos inspires one of the biggest bans in Reddit history

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And the fun continues today. Thanos Did Nothing Wrong, which began as a meme repository devoted to the "Avengers: Infinity War" villain, has grown so rapidly in recent weeks that its subscribers began demanding that the moderators ban half of them in tribute to the world-destroying foe.

On July 9, the mods of r/thanosdidnothingwrong are planning to ban half of the subreddit's subscribers. 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.

The IRL Thanos, Josh Brolin, added to the terrifying subscriber purge by recreating the famous Thanos snap via the Russo brothers Twitter.

Topless, from the comfort of a bed, and with pristine looking hair, Brolin recorded a short message for the subreddit in which he stares directly into the camera and then executes his notorious finger snap-the same gut-wrenching finger snap that tore the Marvel Cinematic Universe asunder a few months ago.

Via Polygon, more than 110,000 members of the subreddit (and climbing) will have happily volunteered to be booted off the forum before the carnage is over, but those running the show over there weren't exactly keen on the idea to start with. As previously noted, the mass user ban will take place tomorrow, July 9th. 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. "He told me that doing a massive ban the day before July 4 was a awful idea, because many of Reddit's engineers would be out with their families".

Perfectly balanced, as all things should be.

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