Infinity War's Thanos about to snap more than 300K Redditors out of existence

Balance will be returned to the universe.

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Warning: The very nature of this post is a potential spoiler for Avengers: Infinity War.

Avengers: Infinity War meme subreddit and Thanos apologist group r/thanosdidnothingwrong is about to make Reddit history.

On July 9, the mods of r/thanosdidnothingwrong are planning to ban half of the subreddit's subscribers. With the subreddit currently at 650,000 subscribers, that would mean 325,000 Reddit users instantly banned with the snap of a gauntleted finger.

Even Thanos himself supports the ban. Josh Brolin (the actor who plays Thanos with the help of a lot of CGI) posted a video on the subreddit to get users excited.

The number of casualties could be even greater as the more subscribers join. On July 5 the subreddit was at 360,000 subscribers. If that number keeps climbing this could be one of the biggest (if not the biggest) bans in Reddit history.

Subreddit mod u/The-Jedi-Apprentice explicitly got permission from Reddit's admins to enact the ban. They are looking into bots to make the mass-banning possible.

The banning was inspired by the end of Infinity War, when... well, you probably get the idea. 

In the spirit of the Reddit ban, subscribers have been making and posting memes that follow the plot of the movie, including Thanos' journey to collect the stones.