More than 1M guests RSVP to girl’s quinceañera after dad’s invite goes viral
SAN LUIS POTOSI, Mexico – A teen’s quinceañera party is being billed online as the event of the year after her father’s Facebook video invite inadvertently went viral.
“Hello, how are you doing? We invite you on December 26 to our daughter Rubi Ibarra Garcia’s quinceañera party,” her father said while standing next to his daughter and wife in the video.
The quinceañera party is a traditional Latin American celebration of a girl’s 15th birthday. Rubi’s is set to take place in La Joya, a small town in the central state of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, according to pop culture site Fusion. Several local bands are scheduled to play during the celebration, which Rubi’s dad lists in the video.
Within hours of posting the video, the internet caught wind of the invite and started sharing it, according to Fusion. Some people who mocked the bash created copycat events on Facebook, including memes joking that it was going to be a major music concert.
Actor Gael García Bernal even got into the fun with this spoof of the video invite:
Rubi’s father allegedly reached out to the creators of the fake events asking for them to remove the posts, and tried to explain that the party was only intended for family and friends – not all of Mexico.
If his sincere request didn’t make matters worse, it certainly failed to slow the flood of Rubi memes on social media: