May 06, 2015

Mexicans wage digital war with Star Wars fans over placement of secondary nerd holiday conflicting with Cinco De Mayo

Rebel Staff
 

Revenge of the Fifth or Revenge of the Sixth?

Mexicans have been complaining on Star Wars social media pages over the placement of the holiday coming after May the Fourth (be with you).

The secondary holiday is a play on the title of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

On the Facebook page of the 501st Legion (an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate) a debate broke out amongst fans when posting a 'Revenge of the Fifth' meme.

A Mexican fan posted a meme saying “I find your lack of faith disturbing. It's Revenge of the Sixth, not Fifth.”

One fan countered with, “Sorry Not Sorry... There are 1,040,000 Google hits for "Revenge of the Fifth" (plus, it suggests adding "Star Wars" to the search). In comparison, there are only 303,000 hits for "Revenge of the Sixth." You can't fight the Internet!”

Others, just like the empire, began striking back.

“Revenge of the Sixth sounds better,” said several commentators.

While May the Fourth is an official Star Wars holiday, the same can not be said about Revenge of the Fifth (or Sixth), and is widely a fan-created second tier event.

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commented 2015-05-06 16:46:02 -0400
Cinco de Mayo is not an official federal holiday in Mexico… (Only an optional one and it is celebrated officially in one State : Puebla where is it’s called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla). It is much more popular in the US than Mexico !
commented 2015-05-06 15:08:46 -0400
Why are they celebrating a Mexican holiday in the United States of America it shows disrespect to American people who are paying taxes. It would be like the Mexicans celebrating the fourth of July or Martin Luther Day. By the way how do they celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Mexico I seem to remember it was not celebrated there. Are the trying to make a point? They should make up their minds and choose do they want to be Mexicans or do they want to be Americans?
commented 2015-05-06 14:54:11 -0400
Why are they celebrating a Mexican holiday in the United States of America it shows disrespect to American people who are paying taxes. It would be like the Mexicans celebrating the fourth of July or Martin Luther Day. By the way how do they celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Mexico I seem to remember it was not celebrated there. Are the trying to make a point? They should make up their minds and choose do they want to be Mexicans or do they want to be Americans?