If there’s one rule via social media that individuals can concur on, it’s this: Don’t cross K-pop stans. With countless K-pop fan accounts posting more than six billion tweets a year ago, they have gotten one of the strongest forces via social media.
Presently, following George Floyd’s passing, K-pop fans are utilizing their power on the web to lift the Black Lives Matter movement.
Floyd, 46, died a week ago in police custody after previous Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee on his neck for about nine minutes during an arrest. His passing has started across the country and worldwide fights.
Hashtags like #BlackLivesMatter and #BlackoutTuesday have been trending via web-based networking media as Americans demand justice for Floyd. Be that as it may, numerous who contradict the BLM movement have been countering those hashtags with their own, for example, #WhiteoutWednesday.
So K-pop fans did what they excel at: Post endless images and videos of their preferred groups, this time utilizing the anti-black hashtags to overwhelm those voices.
Presently, when individuals gaze upward the hashtags #WhiteLivesMatter, #WhiteoutWednesday, and #BlueLivesMatter via web-based networking media platforms, they are met with unlimited pictures and performances of Twice, EXO and other hot K-pop groups.
“Police arrest that boy for stealing my heart #BlueLivesMatter,” one tweet says with a fan cam of SuperM’s Lucas performing.
“The only blue thing that matters is Namjoons hair #blueLivesMatter,” another tweet says referring to the BTS rapper.
Paulina Rice is a housewife as well as author. She’s the wife of a rock star, and the mother of two young adults, but she’s also been a ballerina, a typographer, a film composer, a piano player, a singer in an all-girl rock band, and a voice in those violent video games you won’t let your kids play. She does her best writing on entertainment such as movies.