How K-pop fans became a Twitter resistance movement amid George Floyd protests

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K-pop fans have become a Twitter resistance movement as nationwide protests continue in the wake of George Floyd's death.

K-pop fans have weaponized their formidable social media presence in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Asin the wake of the killing of George Floyd, users are flooding both police departments and oppositional hashtags with videos, GIFs, and memes of K-pop artists, in an attempt to protect protesters and to drown out racist tweets and posts.

The initial impetus came when, on Saturday, the Dallas Police Department called for Twitter users to send in "video of illegal activity from the protests" through a special app. Users quickly began submitting K-pop content to the app, which the following day. On the App Store, users also began submitting one-star reviews for the app en masse, driving down its average rating.

In subsequent days, users took the same tack with the Grand Rapids, Mich. police department, which had

 

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pathetic

Proud to be a kpop fan specially today

We're used to dealing with racism towards our faves. This is like a second nature as a k-pop stan. So happy to see the community using the power for good. Says more than any politicians or celebrities.

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