K-Pop fans have been lending their power to the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Two days ago, stans from across different fandoms agreed to not promote their faves in order to keep the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag trending worldwide.
BLACKPINK‘s collaboration with Lady Gaga “Sour Candy” dropped on May 28 but BLINKs, who are known for their diehard displays of support agreed to pause their stanning in order to spread awareness and fight for justice.
will stop tweeting for tonight aside from essential updates from & about blackpink
do tweet #BlackLivesMatter instead
help reclaim its spot on ww trends
— 슈 (@intoblackpivk) May 28, 2020
To all BLINKs and BP fanbases! Please stop using the tagline so we can all show our respects for George Floyd. Instead let's put our energy into fighting for justice, signing petitions, and spreading awareness. I hope everyone understands, please and thank you. #BlackLivesMatter
— BLACKPINK AMERICA💙⁰⁶²⁶ (@BPinAmerica) May 28, 2020
It’s not just BLINKs who have been doing their part to keep the hashtag trending and bring more awareness to the social injustice and oppression Black people face every day. NCTzens, Stays, and ARMYs have all pitched in to do their part.
hello guys please remember to not use the hashtag for punch’s 1st win, we can celebrate it without using a hashtag as there are serious things happening rn and we do not want to overshadow such important matters. bring awareness and use #BlackLivesMatter please
— 툥 #PUNCH 🥊 (@touchnct) May 28, 2020
if nct 127 win on mcountdown today, please let's not try to trend any hashtag worldwide in a time like this. let's show our respect instead and use our platform to spread awareness of this situation.
— 竜ryu (@nct_127) May 28, 2020
To my beloved fellow STAYS,
I've been informed that if ever Stray Kids drop something tonight, please let's not trend any hashtags to show respect and consideration to the current situation right now.
Thank you and please kindly spread.
— n♡༉∘ 꿀리노🍯GO生 (@HONEYLIN0) May 28, 2020
K-Pop fans aren’t the only ones lending their platform to the cause. Korean celebrities have also been speaking out against systematic racism and supporting Black Lives Matter.