Last year, K-Pop fans famously took over the #WhiteLivesMatter hashtag on Twitter in an effort to stop racist rhetoric from spreading online. Now, it looks like the fandom is back at it again this week.
Following the inauguration of President Joe Biden, a conservative Representative filed articles for his impeachment. This soon sparked #ImpeachBidenNow to emerge on Twitter. However, K-pop fans weren’t having it.
K-pop fans really put in a lot of work online last year. Back in June, they came together with TikTok users to reportedly tank one of Donald Trump‘s election rallies. Hundreds of them claimed seats for a rally and then didn’t show up, ultimately causing the arena to be fairly empty when Trump arrived.
As well, when the Black Lives Matter protests began last spring, some individuals tried to get #WhiteLivesMatter trending on social media. However, fans hijacked the hashtag, flooding it with a slew of Korean pop content.
Now, K-pop fans are back at it again on Twitter this week. On Thursday, Jan. 21, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted that she has filed articles of impeachment on Joe Biden.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) January 21, 2021
This eventually caused Donald Trump supporters and those who don’t support Joe Biden to begin tweeting the hashtag #ImpeachBidenNow. However, the hashtag ended up growing in popularity for a reason they probably weren’t expecting. K-pop stans drowned out the hashtag with tweets of love, positivity and, of course, plenty of BTS and BLACKPINK.
— Amel’s side bitch (@Majauwma) January 22, 2021
— KialingTime⁷💜💜 (@kialing_time) January 22, 2021
— Angel Rose (@soulbangtang) January 22, 2021
— レベッカ ラメン (@bowlingforramen) January 22, 2021
— Purple TAM (@tricia0415) January 22, 2021
— Amber (@superstars169) January 22, 2021
Of course, the internet had a lot of reactions to the K-pop fandom coming together to stop another Trump hashtag from gaining momentum.
— 𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐞 #blacklivesmatter (@Xx_HailieB_xX) January 22, 2021
— Libby♡ (@LeeKnowIsCute12) January 22, 2021
— Cinna (@MCinnamocha) January 22, 2021
— 𝓑𝓾𝓽𝓽𝓮𝓻 𝓒𝓱𝓲𝓬𝓴𝓮𝓷 (@bitesizebengali) January 22, 2021
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris‘ inauguration this week sparked a lot of reactions online. The Simpsons fans noticed an eerie similarity between a 21-year-old episode and Harris’ outfit. As well, the internet was flooded with memes of Lady Gaga, Bernie Sanders, Jennifer Lopez and even the Hunger Games.
In fact, the meme of Bernie Sanders became so popular that the Senator has decided to turn it into something good. This week, he launched a special merch item of the now-viral photo of him that is benefitting a Vermont charity.
As for Donald Trump, he is still facing impeachment. After being impeached for the second time by the House Of Representatives, the case is officially moving to the Senate on Monday. From there, the Senate will determine if the former President is guilty of inciting an insurrection stemming from the U.S. Capitol riots.
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