Even Russia isn’t immune from the infectious dorkiness sweeping social media on Star Wars Day.
On Thursday — as “Star Wars” fans celebrated their favorite space-opera franchise — the Russian Embassy in the UK got in on the fun with a tweet imploring the public to join them.
“Come to our side – follow us on twitter on #StarWarsDay,” the tweet read. And by “our side” they suggested it is, in fact, the dark side of the Force.
The tweet was accompanied by a photo of “Star Wars” baddie Darth Vader holding a smart phone and taking a selfie.
— Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) May 4, 2017
With investigations over whether Russia hacking influenced the U.S. presidential election, the embassy’s joke seems seriously misplaced.
May 4 marks “May the Fourth Be With You,” the official holiday dedicated to “Star Wars” fans and the galaxy far, far away. According to ABC News, The Walt Disney Company purchased Lucasfilm in 2012 and has officially observed the holiday since 2013.
The phrase is a play on “May the force be with you,” a phrase popularized by “Star Wars” film series.
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