Mean Girls is something of a cultural phenomenon. Released in 2004, its lines are still something almost universally quoted to this day. Fans of the movie gather each year on Twitter to celebrate this film on the day Aaron Samuels notoriously once asked about: October 3rd. But in light of this week's tragedy in Las Vegas, the cast of the movie decided to direct the focus off themselves and towards a worthy cause. They are totally making charity happen. So fetch.
It's probably one of the most quotable films of all time.
Though it was released 13 years ago, Mean Girls still defines the way many people talk. It gave thousands of fans guidance on when we wear pink (Wednesdays) and successfully prevented the word “fetch” from becoming hip in the United States.
One pivotal moment in the film centers around a very specific date.
When Aaron Samuels asks Cady what today is, her answer forever immortalized October 3rd as a date which will live in infamy: Mean Girls Day. The day when everyone who loves Mean Girls is legally required to post this GIF, or risk ending up in someone’s burn book.
Even former cast members like to take the opportunity to celebrate the film on this day.
Nicole Crimi played the role of Regina George’s little sister, appearing in only a few scenes, she had many fond memories of the production. She shared this adorable behind-the-scenes photo of her with Amy Poehler, who played her mother, to the delight of her Instagram followers.
But this year, the cast decided to dedicate the day to a special cause.
It’s been a dark and stressful week for everyone, so cast members of the hit film decided to make this “mean” holiday a little nicer. So they’re banding together to re-direct the attention the holiday normally gets to an extremely worthy cause.
They started a GoFundMe for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.
They’re looking to raise $300,000 for the National Compassion Fund. The fund helps the public donate money directly to victims of mass shootings or terrorist attacks. It’s a thing that is incredibly sad to need, but is an amazingly worthy cause. But people are loving the way they’re publicizing the fundraiser.
But that’s not all…