Fans of groups like BTS, MONSTA X and BLACKPINK have discovered a way to use their massive social media reach to drown out racist messages.
K-pop stans across the globe have taken over the hashtag #WhiteLivesMatter and have been flooding Twitter with anti-racist posts.
While some Twitter users initially thought fans were using the hashtag seriously, others quickly realized what was going on and began praising the K-pop fandom.
“K-Pop fans completely hijacking the #WhiteLivesMatter hashtag makes me so proud,” one person tweeted.
“#WhiteLivesMatter LMAO I WAS READY TO INSULT THE S*** OUT OF EVERYONE,” wrote another. “THEN I SAW THAT K-POP STANS ARE DESTROYING THE [hashtag], DAMN NEVER THOUGHT I’D BE THAT HAPPY SEEING K-POP FANCAM.”
While another posted, “Imagine trying to trend #WhiteLivesMatter like a typical racist and Kpop fans said ‘Not on my watch b****.”
A similar hashtag, #WhiteOutWednesday, is also being completely taken over by K-pop fans.
“kpop stans ruining every white supremacist hashtag. i truly love to see it,” tweeted one person.
“kpop stans unite to take out the trash,” wrote another.
By Andrea Tuccillo
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