A joke -- we think, anyway -- Facebook event calling on users to meet at Area 51 on September 20 to "see them aliens" has attracted 1 million users, as well as a handful of brands.
"We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry," organizers said in the event’s details. "If we Naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Let’s see them aliens."
The event, called "Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us," was created this month by the anonymous administrators of the public meme page "Shitposting cause im in shambles," who teamed up with a Twitch video game streamer named SmyleeKun.
The event prompted Area 51 memes to invade Twitter. Here are eight brands that tried to abduct the meme for themselves.
attn people storming Area 51: if they tell you to bring them to your leader, remember who's king.— Burger King (@BurgerKing) July 12, 2019
Fun fact: No pizza place delivers to #Area51 and aliens obviously eat pizza so they OBVIOUSLY EAT DIGIORNO— DiGiorno (@DiGiorno) July 12, 2019
Free MoonPies in Area 51— MoonPie (@MoonPie) July 14, 2019
aliens— Steak-umm (@steak_umm) July 14, 2019
My Area 51 alien after I introduce it to ASOS pic.twitter.com/i6IYcQ83jo— ASOS (@ASOS) July 15, 2019
storming area 51, who's in? ?? pic.twitter.com/VYQMZ7cpgc— Xbox UK (@xboxuk) July 15, 2019
Checkers and Rally's
Remember San Andreas. Just get the jetpack and get out. #Area51— Checkers & Rally's (@CheckersRallys) July 12, 2019