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Updated on Jun 7, 2020. Posted on Jun 3, 2020

K-Pop Fans Are Flooding The "White Lives Matter" And "Whiteout Wednesday" Hashtags To Drown Out All The Racist Tweets

"Anyway, one of my fave fancams from tour to spam this stupid hashtag."

On Sunday, after the Dallas Police Department asked people to send in "video of illegal activity from the [Black Lives Matter] protests" via the city's iWatch Dallas app, K-pop fans instead flooded the app with pictures and videos of their favorite artists — and within hours, the DPD said the app was down "due to technical difficulties."

Well, as of last night, K-pop fans were back at it, once again mobilizing to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

#WhiteLivesMatter Me sleeping peacefully knowing kpop stans took care of this hashtag

Following #BlackoutTuesday, two racist hashtags — #WhiteoutWednesday and #WhiteLivesMatter — began to trend on Twitter overnight, prompting K-pop fans once again to spring into action.

kpop stans ruining every white supremacist hashtag. i truly love to see it. #whiteoutwednesday

Co-opting the hashtags, the fans flooded them with anti-racist tweets and K-pop fancam videos, effectively burying the messages from white supremacists.

Tf is this #WhiteLivesMatter ??? XD Stan jungkook for clear skin enjoy this fancam 🤭😉

#WhiteLivesMatters anyway one of my fav fancams from tour to spam this stupid hastag

People also used the hashtags to imagine the reaction of racists on Twitter to the K-pop fans' response.

white supremacists punching the air rn bc we've taking over #WhiteLivesMatters #whitelivesmatter with beautiful k-pop pictures and videos :

racists seeing racists after #WhiteLivesMatter realizing it’s all trending kpop fancams

Racist after seeing why #WhiteLivesMatter is trending

how i was how i am ready to fight after seeing whoever kpop stans trended doing god's #WhiteLivesMatter work

And people were glad to see that, in most cases, the hashtags led not to racist tweets, but messages of support from the K-pop fandom.

me when I saw #whitelivesmatter trending but then realizing kpop stans just fucking shat all over the hashtag

#WhiteLivesMatter LMAO I WAS READY TO INSULT THE SHIT OUT OF EVERYONE, THEN I SAW THAT K-POP STANS ARE DESTROYING THE# DAMN NEVER THOUGHT I'D BE THAT HAPPY SEEING K-POP FANCAM 😂😂😂😂

me clicking #WhiteLivesMatter and seeing that kpop stans took it over. they’re doing gods work

According to a Variety article posted early this morning, "At least for a period of time, the posts completely buried nearly all actual racist messages using the hashtag."

Kpop stans ready to take over another hashtag #WhiteLivesMatter

So, K-pop fans, hats off to you!

me hyping up and dancing to kpop music after finding out they took over the #WhiteLivesMatter

H/t Variety