Once again, K-Pop stans are using their social media savvy to hijack a political hashtag.
On January 20, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America, taking over office from former president Donald Trump.
President Biden was in office less than 48 hours before the hashtag #ImpeachBidenNow became the second-highest trending hashtag on Twitter in the US.
The hashtag was allegedly started by Twitter users who feel that Biden is not fit for office, but this online protest soon became a K-Pop party.
— ✨ᴮᴱAmy⁷✨ GA🎁📌BTS_ARMY_MOA (@Aimz2424) January 22, 2021
— thatbitch🌈☀️ (@me_imthatbitch) January 22, 2021
Fans from various K-Pop fandoms are tweeting fancams, photos, and more to make the hashtag their own.
— Amber (@superstars169) January 22, 2021
Many Twitter users are happy to see K-Pop stans involved and are thanking them for their efforts.
The social media activism of the kpop stans is something I've grown to love from the depths of my heart
— Dr. Jen Golbeck (@jengolbeck) January 22, 2021
— Luxury_C_O_R_E_ (@LUXURY_C_O_R_E_) January 22, 2021
This isn’t the first time K-Pop has crossed into politics. Last year, fans helped Black Lives Matter protesters by spamming the Dallas Police Department‘s iWatch app with fancams. They also took over hashtags to protect protesters.
kpop stans this week:
-Took down the Dallas Police App trying to arrest protestors by sending them fancams
-Spammed the #whiteoutwednsday hashtag with kpop fancams and ruined the whole hashtag for the racists pic.twitter.com/VWnLJB75s7
— Hurt CoPain (@SaeedDiCaprio) June 3, 2020
In addition to this, the hacktivist collective Anonymous recruited a “K-Pop division” to take out the #BlueLivesMatter and #WhiteLivesMatter hashtags.
Report from the battle: The Anonymous K-Pop division #OpFanCam has successfully conquered the #BlueLivesMatter and #WhiteLivesMatter hashtags. A major victory over online fascism's messaging tools, their fascist incel troops have been completely decimated.
— Anonymous (@YourAnonCentral) June 3, 2020
As this fan said, if anyone needs help from K-Pop stans, all they have to do is ask!
— ⟭⟬Sam⁷⟬⟭𖧵ᴮᴱ ✙✶𖧵✜ 生 |follow limit| (@wanlingarmy) January 22, 2021