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Source: K-Pop Fans Take Over #whitelivesmatter Hashtag, Drown Out Racist Posts

In an anti-racist move that demonstrates their formidable social-media power, K-Pop fans took over the hashtag #whitelivesmatter, drowning out white-supremacist messages with nonsensical or anti-racist posts. The move was met with wide approval online early Wednesday morning.

#WhiteLivesMatter LMAO I WAS READY TO INSULT THE SH– OUT OF EVERYONE,” one poster wrote. “THEN I SAW THAT K-POP STANS ARE DESTROYING THE [hashtag], DAMN NEVER THOUGHT I’D BE THAT HAPPY SEEING K-POP FANCAM”

“Imagine trying to trend #WhiteLivesMatter like a typical racist and Kpop fans said “Not on my watch bitch,’” another wrote.


While some of the posts were met with anger and hostility from people who didn’t get the joke or responded just to the hashtag, far more signaled their approval. At least for a period of time, the posts completely buried nearly all actual racist messages using the hashtag. The fans are likely based in the U.S., as many of them have American accents and fans in Korea are less active on Twitter.

The campaign was soon broadened to include hashtags like #MAGA and #BlueLivesMatter.


The move quite possibly was inspired a social-media snafu that took place less than 24 hours earlier during “Blackout Tuesday” — in which the music industry basically stopped everyday operations to protest police violence against the black community, and strategize on ways to support it.

Many people who had been expressing solidary by adding the hashtag of the activist organization #BlackLivesMatter to their posts were criticized for unintentionally drowning out that organization’s messaging regarding protests, bailout information and similar issues.


“We know that’s it no intent to harm but to be frank, this essentially does harm the message,” activist Kenidra Woods posted on Twitter. “We use hashtag to keep ppl updated. PLS stop using the hashtag for black images!!”

K-pop fans made a similar mobilization on Tuesday, in response to a call from the Dallas Police Department to send videos of “illegal activity from the protests” that took place over the weekend using a special app called iWatch Dallas, as reported by The Verge. K-pop fans deluged the software with content from music artists, gifs and games. The following day, Dallas police tweeted that “due to technical difficulties iWatch Dallas app will be down temporarily.”
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Kpop fans have had years of training for this :pandatea: Not sure why people can't get that the point that these movements are about making equality and not inequality though to respond with stuff like that
 

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Kpop fans have had years of training for this :pandatea: Not sure why people can't get that the point that these movements are about making equality and not inequality though to respond with stuff like that
Yeah it's Black Lives Matter also, not Black Lives Matter only, though this seems to escape the heads of most people. That's why I cringe whenever someone responds with All Lives Matter.
 

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I always thought kpop twitter was pretty toxic, now I’m not so sure
They're still toxic af but they keep it to infighting mostly. They're still woke so they've united against racists and are actually doing some good :nakypog:
 

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Yeah it's Black Lives Matter also, not Black Lives Matter only, though this seems to escape the heads of most people. That's why I cringe whenever someone responds with All Lives Matter.
Yeah and it's just a cringey when people do it with stuff like pride with that hetero pride embarrassment
 

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Yeah and it's just a cringey when people do it with stuff like pride with that hetero pride embarrassment
Yeah or when people choose to not express outrage at the actual discrimination, but save it for the "rioters" :nayeonisdone:
 

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When they're defending their favs they're toxic af, but when it come to sociatal issues they're not all bad :sanapray:
True true, they get offended at the most minor of things, so when there's actually something to take offense at, they go all out.
 

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Well I clicked on the tag and also saw kpop stans calling white people trash, scam and any other word in the book
It's disgusting people trend a hashtag like this but even more disgusting to try to fight racism with racism. This is the reason why racism will never leave our society. White people may be "trash" but some have fought against racism long before this whole tragedy. It's comments like these that makes them discouraged to stand up.
 

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Well I clicked on the tag and also saw kpop stans calling white people trash, scam and any other word in the book
It's disgusting people trend a hashtag like this but even more disgusting to try to fight racism with racism. This is the reason why racism will never leave our society. White people may be "trash" but some have fought against racism long before this whole tragedy. It's comments like these that makes them discouraged to stand up.
Some of it is unavoidable, just like looters/rioters joining actual protests for their own reasons. But I hope it doesn't discourage too many people from actually joining the fight. From what I've seen the top tweets using the hashtags which have gotten more likes/retweets aren't trashing white people, but just calling out racists and spamming Kpop pics/fancams or memes.
 

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Some of it is unavoidable, just like looters/rioters joining actual protests for their own reasons. But I hope it doesn't discourage too many people from actually joining the fight. From what I've seen the top tweets using the hashtags which have gotten more likes/retweets aren't trashing white people, but just calling out racists and spamming Kpop pics/fancams or memes.
imma be honest: comments like these did make me quit trying to educate people around me. It isn't worth it to be kicked out of my house for many times and being alienated by my environment because I stand up for equal rights, only to still read people calling us racists.
I did sign all petitions I've seen and trended #'s on my personal account but that's where it's gonna stay at.

It's funny (the ones who didn't call people trash and scum) but they just trended it more and gave it more attention tbh
 

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imma be honest: comments like these did make me quit trying to educate people around me. It isn't worth it to be kicked out of my house for many times and being alienated by my environment because I stand up for equal rights, only to still read people calling us racists.
I did sign all petitions I've seen and trended #'s on my personal account but that's where it's gonna stay at.

It's funny (the ones who didn't call people trash and scum) but they just trended it more and gave it more attention tbh
Well I can see where you're coming from, but I think that can't be avoided in today's times. There are extreme people on both ends, and both feel what they're doing is justified as a response to the other.
From what I can see on Twitter tho, most people are quick to call out such tweets and bury them under harmless/fun spam tweets that don't call out any race or community. So it gets harder to view those unless you really go looking for it. I clicked on the hashtag and sorted by Top, and couldn't see anything like that after scrolling down a lot.

I guess it's impossible to not expect BS like that, esp on social media. At some point, someone has to decide to not respond to it with hostility, best we can do is start with ourselves.
 

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