K-Pop Fans Take Over #WhiteLivesMatter Hashtag to Dilute Racist Messages

As #BlackoutTuesday went into full effect yesterday in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, K-pop fans joined together to fight against white-supremacist groups that advocate #WhiteLivesMatter (which, for obvious reasons, shouldn’t even be a thing).

Still today, anti-racist messages and K-pop videos have overwhelmingly taken over the hashtag, thus diluting any actual racist messages that may have came through otherwise. This not only shows the power of K-pop and the power of music — it demonstrates the power of the people when we join together to fight against injustice. Just a small online victory, but a victory nonetheless.

Meanwhile, some #BlackoutTuesday posts actually had an adverse effect on the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag yesterday, as black squares clogged important information going out on the feed. As the day went on, this problem resolved for the most part as social media users caught on to what was happening and adjusted.

K-pop fans for the win — and, from the looks of it, they aren’t letting up anytime soon.

Check out just some of the tweets below.


Minnesota Freedom Fund

George Floyd Memorial Fund

I Run With Maud

Black Visions Collective

Reclaim the Block

Campaign Zero

Communities United Against Police Brutality

Black Lives Matter

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

American Civil Liberties Union


Justice for George Floyd on change.org

From the petition page: “We are trying to reach the attention of Mayor Jacob Frey and DA Mike Freeman to beg to have the officers involved in this disgusting situation fired and for charges to be filed immediately.”

#JusticeforFloyd on act.colorofchange.org

From the petition letter: “I am outraged and disturbed by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police Department officers. For seven minutes, George Floyd and bystanders cried out and pleaded for his life as your officers choked him to death in broad daylight. This is an act of police violence committed on an innocent, unarmed Black man. No one deserves what happened to George. And it’s up to you to grant justice. I’m calling on you, the Mayor, to 1) block their pensions and 2) ban them from becoming police officers ever again. And County Attorney Freeman and Attorney General Ellison must immediately charge ALL four officers with murder. We’re counting on you to secure justice for his family.


Reach out to representatives to demand justice and accountability. Find contact information at the links below:

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey

Minneapolis District Attorney Mike Freeman


Source: Variety | Photo via Wikimedia Commons