The K-pop stans said “Nagajusaeyo” to white supremacy the other day as they blotted out the White Lives Matter hashtag with their own personal brand of anarchy! Instead of finding white-power propaganda, the Jungkook-stans treated the Aryan-stans to some actual culture, filling the hashtag with GIFs and memes. Chukkhae! Daebak!
The idea to mess up #WhiteLivesMatter probably had something to do with how #BlackLivesMatter turned into a mess on Tuesday. During #BlackoutTuesday, meant to raise awareness of racial inequality and get people to focus on the issues at hand with protesting going on worldwide, many people used the BLM hashtag when posting their black square on Instagram. This ended up blacking out important information for protestors. Variety said activist, Kenidra Woods, explained on Twitter why the black squares didn’t help if the BLM hashtag came along with it:
“We know that’s it no intent to harm but to be frank, this essentially does harm the message. We use hashtag to keep ppl updated. PLS stop using the hashtag for black images!!”
So when #WhiteLivesMatter got its footing, the K-pop kids knew what to do. Early Wednesday they flooded the hashtag with their own memes and music and pissed off racists more than an interracial marriage in a Christian church. Here’s a before and after of the K-pop spamming:
The K-pop stans have done it again!! 🤣 pic.twitter.com/qqxid0ImTy
— Asad⁷ (@asaaaad23) June 3, 2020
The rest of the world loved the racist censorship:
#WhiteLivesMatter LMAO I WAS READY TO INSULT THE SHIT OUT OF EVERYONE, THEN I SAW THAT K-POP STANS ARE DESTROYING THE# DAMN NEVER THOUGHT I'D BE THAT HAPPY SEEING K-POP FANCAM 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/lb3Vpob0Wa
— Benjamin 🇬🇭♉ (@YourMas78551251) June 3, 2020
— HBIC (@beefbagel) June 3, 2020
— fro yo (@froyo877) June 3, 2020
“Imagine trying to trend #WhiteLivesMatter like a typical racist and Kpop fans said “Not on my watch bitch.”“
These K-poppers ended up pissing the racists off hard and soon their drowning out campaign included #MAGA and #BlueLivesMatter. But wait that’s not all! These K-pop lovers also made snitching hard by fucking up an app that was set up by Dallas PD to report protestors.
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.”
Who would’ve thought that a key tool in the battle against racism on Twitter would be the BTS-stan accounts? Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen really need to apologize.