Following the killing of George Floyd last week, today marks the eighth day of #BlackLivesMatter protests in America, while movements across the globe have kicked off in the last few days. Despite the overwhelming turnout of people supporting allies of anti-racism, there are still many people who believe in white supremacy. #WhiteLivesMatter propaganda has been making its way across Twitter, but following an attempt to make the hashtag trending, K-Pop music groups and their fans have come together to troll those who believe in far right-wing ideals.
If you visit the #WhiteLivesMatter hashtag on Twitter, you will now notice a never-ending stream of fan cams and memes created by K-Pop stars and their loyal followers. The aim – which is working well currently – is to drown out any hate speech, propaganda, and opportunities for other racist groups to retweet and reply. Instead, you will be treated to the likes of BTS, Black Pink and Big Bang music and signature dance moves.
Although Twitter has put in place measure and policies to combat such social media use, any platform could be problematic. K-Pop, we stan.
— ♡ ベリー ♡ (@smallwednesday) June 3, 2020
— Aleks Choi⁷𖧵 #BlackLivesMatter (@Kitty_Kat4598) June 3, 2020
— voluminousscrumptiousAzz (@bxtchyamomma) June 3, 2020