By: Nicholas Allen
Today on Twitter, the number one trending tweet is #ImpeachJoeBiden… two days after he’s been sworn in as President. This is not for the reasons you might think, the hashtag has been oversaturated and drowned out by K-Pop fans and Gen Z.
The notion to impeach President Joe Biden was sparked as early as January 21st, 2021 which is the day after he assumed the Presidential position. Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene uploaded a video to Twitter, seemingly from a building’s basement hallway, of her intentions to impeach President Joe Biden.
Suddenly #ImpeachJoeBiden has become the highest trending hashtag as a means of washing out these baseless arguments. K-Pop fans have banned together to use this hashtag under every tweet, but make it relevant to K-Pop music and artists. Now those who use the hashtag for what it’s seriously intended will be overshadowed.
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
They’re all over #ImpeachBidenNow today and it’s glorious. Here’s a randomly selected kpop gif as a thank you to them (I don’t know who this is, but love the dresses) pic.twitter.com/wDrtZIvWHF
This sort of trolling activism also occurred last summer during the re-sparked #BlackLivesMatter movement and protests. In particular, the #BlackoutTuesday trend. This trend created a lot of animosity and forced racists out of hiding, where they responded with the #WhiteLivesMatter and #WhiteoutWednesday hashtags.
The K-Pop community on Twitter also took care of those two hashtags, completely drowning them out with K-Pop related posts. The K-Pop community is constantly stepping up and censoring out racist tweets! Don’t forget to stan Loona.