The US Air Force Responds To 'Storm Area 51' Memes and They Aren't Pulling Any Punches
The Storm Area 51 meme has had a good run. As of now, 1 million people have signed up for the Facebook page, pledging to all storm Area 51 on September 20th to free the trapped aliens.
The event is obviously a joke, you know that right? Please don't go to Area 51 thinking it will end any other way than with you in handcuffs, and your face in the dirt. Silly that we even have to say that. We know, imagine how the government feels.
Today, the US Air Force released a statement in a Washington Post Article talking about the Facebook page and event, where they reminded people that storming Area 51 is probably not in their best interests.
The full quote is as follows, "[Area 51] is an open training range for the US Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces. The US Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets."
So to all the Kyles out there stock-pilling Monster energy drinks and the E-Girls ironing their sailor moon costumes, maybe it's best to leave this one to the trained professionals.
Memes and Reactions:
The aliens at Area 51 have seen your memes, and they are not amused. pic.twitter.com/YCqNp5SES9— Archit Tripathi (@Mister_Arch) July 15, 2019
#UPDATE Air Force issues warning after 800K sign up to 'Storm Area 51' https://t.co/OHk7HvyfoT— KTNV Action News (@KTNV) July 14, 2019
The air force when niggas pull up pic.twitter.com/SSEf90D2BZ— Dion (@staggeringIG) July 15, 2019
Cart full of people = people trying to raid Area 51— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) July 15, 2019
Elephant = US Airforce fighter jets and armed guards pic.twitter.com/VvLmYMPIkB
US Air Force warns 'alien-hunters' that it is ready to protect Area 51.https://t.co/ziAOd5rHna pic.twitter.com/UlibfNB3qK— LADbible (@ladbible) July 14, 2019
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
the air force when we storm Area 51 pic.twitter.com/JSszTgCUYj— hunter (@huntapadgett) July 13, 2019
Internet: if we all storm Area 51 no one can stop us.— Koalaify (@Koalaify) July 13, 2019