Thanos-Worshiping Subreddit Has Started Banning Half Its Userbase

The Thanos Did Nothing Wrong subreddit is about to get a massive makeover in a few days

This would mark one of the biggest banning sprees in Reddit history, and the event has attracted a great deal of attention-most notably from Josh Brolin, the actor who played Thanos in Infinity War.

The actual "snap" itself was livestreamed on Amazon's Twitch, with Reddit engineers broadcasting to over 50,000 viewers as they activated a custom tool that banned hundreds of thousands of r/ThanosDidNothingWrong members, one by one.

As of this writing, the subreddit is now at 391,000 subscribers, which would mean 195,500 Reddit users will be instantly banned with the click of a button. His motivation? To halve the serious strain overpopulation is exacting on the fictional universe, and bring balance to all things - as things should be. That snap, coupled with the power of the assembled Infinity Stones, wiped out half of all life in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, turning beloved superheroes to dust right before audiences' eyes.

This isn't the first Thanos-related internet concoction to make its way online after the release of "Infinity War", however.

The r/ThanosDidNothingWrong subreddit now has more than 575k subscribers. After giving Reddit a few days to prepare a bot that would streamline the ban process and with the blessing of Thanos himself Josh Brolin, the ban officially began to take effect today.

Even the Russo Brothers themselves joined the subreddit just to see what'll happen tomorrow when The Snap happens. And The-Jedi-Apprentice warned users that it would take a lot of work from the Reddit side, as nobody had ever asked for a tool to ban so many people all at once, and at random.

For members of the Thanos Did Nothing Wrong subreddit, the fateful day is finally here. "This is taking forever!" said another.

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