There are two things that are dominating the internet right now: pictures of people making themselves look old, and talk about Area 51.
As for how interest in the latter topic started, it all stemmed from a Facebook event, Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us, which started out as a joke before it went viral. The event calls for people to raid the classified U.S. Air Force facility located in the midst of the Nevada desert.
The initial number of people who pledged to participate was staggering enough. But thanks to the viral coverage, there are now 1.6 million people who said they are going to participate in the raid on September 20, and 1.2 million more have indicated interest.
The movement has caught so much attention, the Air Force actually spoke out and warned people not to follow through with their plans to raid Area 51.
The US Air Force is not taking this lightly tho.
The joke event on Facebook has prompted an official response: "The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets." https://t.co/rvHXAjpHTi
— CNN (@CNN) July 15, 2019
However….Bud Light has decided to get in on the fun and took to twitter…
Area 51 Special Edition. 👽 pic.twitter.com/8wGbSLqY6r
— Bud Light (@budlight) July 17, 2019
When one follower asked if Bud Light was serious about releasing the alien-themed cans, the brand responded that it would indeed release them. But there’s a catch…Bud Light says it will only release the cans if its post gets 51,000 retweets.
Only time will tell if the alien-themed Bud Light cans will soon be seen on store shelves near you. As of press time, the company’s tweet has over 42.9k retweets, so….