That BTS Army strong, hell, K-Pop stans, in general, are a force, and when they want to get a message out, there is no stopping them.
Guaranteed you have witnessed just how crazy K-Pop stans can be when it comes to supporting their favorite bands and spreading the word about the music genre. Well, as the WORLD is currently taking to the streets following the death of George Floyd while in police custody, K-Pop stans are using their incredible presence on social media to be an ally in the fight against police brutality and social injustice.
K-Pop fans have hilariously flooded right-wing hashtags like #MAGA, #WhiteLivesMatter, and #BlueLivesMatter with memes, gifs of their favorite artists. The movement seemed to have begun after the Dallas Police Department asked the public to submit videos and tips of “illegal activity from the protests” using an app The Verge reports. Instead, Stans blessed the app with fancams (short, fan-recorded clips of artists), forcing the DPD to shut down the app.
Oh, they didn’t stop there, #MAGA, #BlueLivesMatter, and #calminkirkland started by the Kirkland, WA police force official Twitter handle, which also asked the public to provide information and tips about “rioting or looting” in the city felt the wrath of K-Pop stans. Not wanting to be left out the Nicki Minaj’s fanbase, the Barbz also got in on the action.
Black protestors on social media were pleasantly surprised when they clicked on the right-wing hashtags to find out they were hijacked to help in the fight against police brutality.
Now that’s what we call allyship and solidarity. You can peep the reactions to the K-Pop stans using their power for tremendous good in the gallery below.
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This Is Allyship : K-Pop Stans Flood Right-Wing Hashtags Like #BlueLivesMatters With Memes was originally published on hiphopwired.com
K-Pop stans coming through hard for the #BlackLivesMatter movement was not a twist that I predicted, but I'm 100% here for it. Most ambitious crossover event since Infinity War. pic.twitter.com/u480U2rbTR— 𝕄𝕖𝕜𝕚𝕤𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕒 ℙ𝕚𝕖𝕣𝕣𝕖 (@mekishana) June 3, 2020
K-Pop stans finally putting their fan cams to good use 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/BDxpheuZQ5— Mel (@melbrown00) June 3, 2020
#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
Y'all K-POP stans really f*cked up the Dallas Police app LOL pic.twitter.com/WBjpYt5s8i— Giselle🌿| 🇲🇽 LOVER FEST WEST N2 PIT 1 (@GisiLovesTaylor) June 1, 2020
The way that k-pop stans have joined this uprising is EX-ACT-LY why I do not ever shit on stuff that the youth are into. You don’t want to be all “not on my lawn with your silken haired dancers” only to realize these kids are running counterinsurgencies online. https://t.co/A4E9YehsFr— 30-50 Poor CEOs at the Coup (@expelliarmoire) June 3, 2020
i would like to sincerely apologise for my past actions towards k-pop stans. pic.twitter.com/9y8NPB3INT— ace wants cherry (@peteymjs) June 3, 2020