K-pop fans are fighting racial injustice in a hilarious — but powerful –way

It’s been an earth-shattering week of protests and resistance across the nation after haunting footage of the brutal murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police circulated far and wide sparking unrest across the nation.

K pop fans are social media savvy

K pop fans are known for their next-level commitment and adoration of Korean pop groups. K pop fans They are generally known as massive crowds of superfans with tears-of-joy stained faces decked out in fan merch and homemade signs declaring undying love for K pop stars.

K pop fans are following social media closely

On Tuesday, millions of people posted black squares across social media with the hashtag #blacklivesmatter, expressing support and solidarity with the cause.

Adjusting the strategy

If the ultimate outcome of #BlackoutTuesday was flooding the feed and suppression information sharing among that following, then that’s how that strategy needed to be used.

How this helps the #BlackLivesMatter movement

While this may be a welcome breath of comedic relief from the dual national emergencies griping the country right now, its powerful impact shouldn’t be overlooked.

Optimizing their strategy

As any good social media strategy should, K pop stans are optimizing.

Allies in all places

K pop fans’ unexpected activism is just one of many outpours of support for the black community in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. While they suppress hateful speech and diffuse potentially violent counter organization, Other groups are lending support in other critical-to-success areas.

“Unfortunately, we do not trust your corrupt organization to carry out justice, so we will be exposing your many crimes to the world.” — Anonymous

Businesses that have largely remained quiet until now are also speaking out. Many have released statements on social media and on their websites condemning the heinous murder of George Floyd. Most have taken further action by making contributions to civil rights organizations like the NAACP, ACLU, and Black Lives Matter.

Breonna Taylor — a vivacious, caring EMT gunned down in her home by police — would have turned 27 today.

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