#KeepPitbull305 Fails to Save Mr. Worldwide From #ExilePitbull Trolls and Kodiak, Alaska

See also "Internet Trolls Try to Exile Pitbull to a Walmart on 'the Frozen Alaskan Island of Kodiak.'"

Thirteen days ago, the trolls at SomethingAwful.com attempted to hijack an online Walmart and Energy Sheets® promo campaign "offer[ing] customers the chance to win a visit by Mr. Worldwide."

Their evil plan: Launch a viral social media campaign to #ExilePitbull to Walmart Store #2711 in the icy hinterlands of Kodiak, Alaska.

Of course, Pitbull shot back with some good-humored smartassery via Twitter, shouting, "Daleeeeeee!" But a counter-movement soon emerged. And its mission: Help #KeepPitbull305. 'Cause Dat Lil Chico belongs in his natural subtropical habitat.

The store selected by the #KeepPitbull305 campaign is (duh) Hialeah's Walmart #2814. And Pit has seemed genuinely stoked about the hometown support, not to mention the prospect of peddling "paper-thin, individually wrapped pocket-sized strips" in the City of Progress.

Emboldened by the Dade County masses and all other #KeepPitbull305 supporters, everyone's favorite Miami party boy even started taunting his SomethingAwful.com tormenters, asking the site's David Thorpe (@Arr) to accompany him to Alaska. You know, "like Lindsay Lohan."

Initially, the trolls expressed some trepidation at this unexpected groundswell of proud 305-ers proclaiming their undying allegiance to Armando Christian Pérez.

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    And Mr. 305 himself professed faith in his homies, shouting out the indomitable resolve of our city's Cubanos, Dominicanos, Nicaragüenses, and other Latinos.

    But unfortunately, it looks as though the #KeepPitbull305 campaign won't be able to save Mr. Worldwide. With only two remaining days to vote, Kodiak's Walmart #2711 is cruising toward 72,000 Likes on Facebook while Hialeah's #2814 lingers at 1,013.

    Oye! We failed, Miami! Daleeeeeee!

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