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Marriott Carpet refers to a series of jokes, memes and references to the carpet at Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia.
On August 31st, 2001, Dragon Con was held at the Marriot Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia. More than 20,000 people attended. As of 2017, it has been held there more than 15 times.
On September 1st, 2013, Redditor  posted a photo of two people dressed as the carpet at the Marriott, calling them the "Marriott Carpet Men" in the /r/pics subreddit. The post (shown below) received more than 2,200 points (95% upvoted) and 40 comments.
Two weeks later, The Daily Dot reported that the two cosplayers dressed as the carpet received a cease and desist from the makers of the carpet. The post (since deleted) was captioned:
"Of all the things to get a Cease and Desist over, of ALL the replicas I’ve made over the years, I’ve received one from Couristan Inc., designers if the Marriott Marquis Atlanta hotel carpet. Spoonflower has pulled the design, as is their right, so sorry everyone who wanted some fabric of their own!
The absurdity is palpable."
Several other websites covered the cease and desist, including The Mary Sue, iO9 and more.
On November 26th, 2016, Meme Generator published a picture of the carpet for image macros (example below).
The next year, on August 28th, 2017, the official Dragon Con Twitter account posted a picture of Spider-Man wearing the colors of the carpet. The post is captioned "If it's not yours, don't touch it. No means no. Not listening will be considered harassment & dealt with:" The post (shown below) received more than 145 retweets and 300 likes in one year.
On September 22nd, 2017, Twitter  @siliconchef tweeted a picture of carpet with an optical illusion. They captioned the post (shown below) "I found a new carpet for the Marriott! @DragonConTV @DragonCon @MarriottMarquis."
 Wikipedia – Dragon Con
 Reddit – Marriott Carpet Men at DragonCon 2013
 Twitter – @siliconchef's Tweet
 The Daily Dot – Carpet designer threatens cosplayers with legal action
 The Mary Sue – Cosplayers Dress Up As Carpet, Carpet Designers Are Not Pleased
 iO9 – Cosplayers threatened with legal action for hotel carpet costume
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