Internet's Odd Quest: Send Pitbull to Alaska Walmart

#ExilePitbull campaign is going very well so far

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 3, 2012 11:37 AM CDT

(Newser) – Pitbull's marketing deal with Walmart may backfire on him: The Miami rapper is getting sent to whichever Walmart store gets the most "likes" on its Facebook page, and right now the store in the lead is in … Kodiak, Alaska, population just north of 6,000. That's because Boston Phoenix writer and SomethingAwful.com founder David Thorpe figured it would be hilarious to get people to purposely like the Kodiak store in order to exile Pitbull to the remote island location, Rolling Stone reports. The Kodiak Walmart had more than 35,000 likes yesterday, and even has its own Twitter campaign: #ExilePitbull.

"I know Pitbull is hoping his Miami Walmart shoppers start liking their Facebook page," a rep for the company tells the AP, but they only have until July 16 to vote and it will be an uphill battle: One Miami location had just 45 likes yesterday. The rapper is taking it all in stride, tweeting, "I hear there's bear repellant at Kodiak, Alaska @walmartspecials @sheets #exilepitbull."

Miami rapper Pitbull talks to a reporter in Miami, Wednesday, April 25, 2012.
Miami rapper Pitbull talks to a reporter in Miami, Wednesday, April 25, 2012.   (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Pitbull performs during the 11th edition of the Mawazine international music festival 'World Rhythms' in Rabat on May 19, 2012.
Pitbull performs during the 11th edition of the Mawazine international music festival 'World Rhythms' in Rabat on May 19, 2012.   (Getty Images)
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