Marvel fans really did blame Thanos for the technical problems streaming giant YouTube faced last night.
While you were sleeping, the second most visited website in the world, experienced technical issues that knocked users off the platforms for more than an hour, stirring a global outrage. Users who tried to access videos or upload content were greeted with an error message that said “500 Internal Server Error.”
And acknowledging the error, the Google-owned streaming site quickly took to Twitter to thank users for “your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues.”
The company said it was “working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated.”
The outage apparently began at 9 p.m. ET and services seemed to have restored after 10:30 p.m. ET.
While all of this was going on, Marvel fans decided to entertain themselves in some pretty hilarious ways by blaming Avengers: Infinity War villain Thanos for the downtime.
Check out some of the hilarious reactions:
Thanos got YouTube 😩 pic.twitter.com/zBikg7MiAV
— 🎃🐝 Depression 🐝🎃 #WatchGintama (@Chaoskush95) October 17, 2018
If Thanos snaps again, will that take down Twitter as well? So long Youtube. pic.twitter.com/8rHVzE71Hk
— Cyrus Martin (@cyrusmartin) October 17, 2018
YouTube got Thanos'd pic.twitter.com/WHRXXc42g7
— h but spooky (@Thejojo_kernel) October 17, 2018
— 💀 Spooky G 🎃 #GokuForSmash (@GExtreme98) October 17, 2018
— Denis Gitau (@DenisGitau) October 17, 2018
Just finished watching Ant Man and The Wasp. After the mid credit scene tried going to YouTube to show my wife the Captain Marvel trailer……. and YouTube is down. Maybe the Thanos snap really did happen 🤔
— Frank Nerad (@Neepad5) October 17, 2018