The Statue of Liberty's lights went out Tuesday night, and observers were quick to assume it was related to International Women's Day.
A National Park Service spokesman told USA Today this was due to an "unplanned outage." It was "likely related" to ongoing repairs due to the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
But that didn't stop Twitter from pinning it on "A Day Without a Woman."
WATCH | Here's a look at the darkened Lady Liberty.
WATCH | And here's the moment the lights came back on.
Some lights on the Statue were temporarily off tonight. Likely related to new emergency generator/Hurricane Sandy recovery project work.— Statue of Liberty NM (@StatueEllisNPS) March 8, 2017
Here's the NPS' official response.
But by that point, Twitter had already had a field day.
Apparently the Statue of Liberty lights went out due to a power failure. But I would argue women are also protesting due to a power failure.— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) March 8, 2017
The Statue of Liberty has gone dark? Seriously? If this was in a movie you'd think it was too on the nose.— Emily V Gordon (@emilyvgordon) March 8, 2017
For what it's worth, if someone cut the power to the statue of liberty as a protest of immigration policy, that would be just stunning.— David Solimini (@CommsDirector) March 8, 2017
i can reliably report that the lights at the statue of liberty are out because she has standards— Tom McKay (@thetomzone) March 8, 2017
We can confirm the answer to this question is, "No."
Some were quick to blame Russia.
There is nothing coincidental about the loss of power at the Statue of Liberty. Her lights dimmed in reply to another travel ban.— Mike's Ghost (@UnplugFox) March 8, 2017
Others thought it was a protest against President Trump's travel ban.