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Independence Day: Welcome to Earf

Internet Meme

MMDE: Welcome to Earf

Current: Welcome to Earth

In the movie Independence Day, many people remember Will Smith saying "Welcome To Earf". It was a very badass oneliner. Now he just says "Welcome to Earth" unambiguously. Some articles suspect racism but they can't explain why so many people who aren't racist remember it that way.

It's a popular internet meme now and is so well known you see it on T-Shirts etc.

If he never said it, why do so many people have this false memory of him doing so?

Alien diplomacy

According to Urban Dictionary, "Welcome to Earf" is "the proper way to welcome alien visitors to our planet as described by the great diplomat Will Smith in Independence Day."

So who are we to argue?