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K-Pop stans flood White Lives Matter hashtag with fancams

Published Jun 4, 2020

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K-Pop fans or 'stans' on Wednesday  took to Twitter to drown out racist tweets, following the death of a black man, George Floyd, in police custody last week in Minneapolis.

A number of tweets showing fancam footage, gifs and still images of K-Pop bands and their members were posted with the hashtag #whitelivesmatter, in response to offensive posts using the same hashtag to make the latter disappear.

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The action that sparked trending hashtag #WhiteoutWednesday follows Tuesday's #BlackoutTuesday by the music industry and its stars to suspend business and work with communities to fight racial inequality after protests erupted in the United States after Floyd's death.

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/whitelivesmatter?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#whitelivesmatter pic.twitter.com/vHNZNMlsoA

— hobixstan💜 (@wtrxvs05)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/WhiteLivesMatter?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WhiteLivesMatter #whiteoutwednsday pic.twitter.com/PXOQ2zd0Vc

— (HIATUS)𝐂𝐚𝐲⁰³²⁵🏳️‍🌈¹²⁷ (@sungiessmiles)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/WhiteLivesMatter?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WhiteLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/Q3VAkG9RoX

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— Brookie⁷ 💙💙 (@brookiescooky)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/WhiteLivesMatter?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WhiteLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/r3KWXxXOfO

— ⟭⟬ 𝑲𝒊𝒎𝒊𝒆⁷⟬⟭ (@agustd2essert)

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K-Pop fans made a similar online move on Tuesday, helping to take down mobile app iWatch Dallas that "allows citizens to submit both anonymous and non-anonymous information directly to law enforcement", after the Dallas Police Department asked people to submit "video of illegal activity from the protests" in a tweet posted May 31.

Video complied by Lisa Giles-Keddie

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