On Friday, the Department of Defense released the first images of the uniforms for the newly announced division of the U.S. military, Space Force — and Twitter was not impressed.
The Twitterverse mocked the use of camouflage in the design. Sci-fi author Chuck Wendig asked,
“Are they fighting on the forest moon of Endor?”
This references the wooded locale in Star Wars that is home to adorable Ewoks.
Endor soon became a trending topic on Twitter as other fans weighed in with puzzlement about the new designs.
Vox journalist Aaron Rupar tweeted.
“Trump’s Space Force troops wearing camo in space is perhaps the strongest evidence yet that Idiocracy is a documentary.”
Comedian James Felton asked,
“How many trees do you expect to find in space?”
And Chernobyl writer-producer Craig Mazin noted,
“In space no one can hear you be ridiculous.”
Space Force followed up with a tweet later explaining that the new division of the Air Force,
“is utilizing current Army/Air Force uniforms, saving costs of designing/producing a new one. Members will look like their joint counterparts they’ll be working with, on the ground.”
Yeah, OK, sure. We all know the military has such a tiny budget, only something like $800 billion…
Sorry for the question but why do we need camo in space?— Dylan Taylor (@SpaceAdvisor) January 18, 2020
Don't you think something like this would be better camouflage? pic.twitter.com/hJqRka9rUC— EJL (@EJL1984) January 18, 2020
(via The Wrap)