The Brief: Many members of Stan Twitter are coming together to support Black Lives Matter and other anti-racist efforts against police violence through their powerful online presence.
Stan Twitter communities, which are known for their extreme dedication to their idols and remarkable ability to mobilize online have been using their influence to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Stan “armies” are organizing to spam police “snitch” websites and social media accounts with fancams of their favorite celebrities. They’re using their platforms and clout to share resources for organizing, anti-racist education, petitions, and donations. Stans are pressuring their idols to make statements and take actions to support Black Lives Matter and oppose police violence.
Although the KPOP community is known to have been host to anti-Black racism, many stans are coming together in the wake of the killing of George Floyd to use their online power to support Black Lives Matter. There has been some backlash within stan communities about this move, but the majority of popular tweets on the subject support anti-racist efforts and encourage others to do the same.
After KPOP stans spammed the Dallas Police Department’s app asking citizens to report illegal activities from protests with fancams, the department announced that the app was down due to “technical difficulties.” Stans did the same thing with other police departments across the country and the FBI, utilizing their ability to launch massive online campaigns for an activist cause.
Stan Twitter Supports Black Lives Matter
A COLLECTIVE LIST OF POLICE/FIRE DEPT APPS FOR KPOP STANS TO FANCAM THE SHIT OUT OF: pic.twitter.com/yEEyRnXUsY
— black lives fucking matter // ACAB (@toxons) June 1, 2020
if you tweeted about blm but stopped because youwere losing followers, or unfollowed someone for tweeting about blm, or even felt annoyed that you are seeing blm on your tl instead of your kpop boys you are gross. innocent black peoples’ lives are more important than what u stan
— han⁷ ☼ ia (@5eokjins) May 30, 2020
Kpop stan Twitter — a phenomenon that I do not understand in the slightest — has accomplished vastly more in material terms during all this than the Democratic Speaker of the House.
— qualified immunity disliker (@IssueFortyFive) June 2, 2020
— 𖧵 ℝ⁷ BLACK LIVES MATTER (@FILT3R_) June 1, 2020
maybe kpop fancams have one (1) right. this is fucking great lmao pic.twitter.com/DGXOUBrkwF
— lu (@lusgays) June 1, 2020
— Thread of Kpop Idols who have shown public support for BLM #BlackLivesMatter
— Hoshi #BLM 🏳️🌈 (@feeIgay) June 1, 2020
K-pop fans spam Dallas police 'snitch' app with fancams and memes to support protesters. pic.twitter.com/XQBFmPvUR1
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) June 1, 2020
you know the drill! SEND IN ALL OF YOUR FANCAMS!!! CRASH THE WEBSITE!!! MAKE THEM TAKE IT DOWN!!! PROTECT THE PROTESTERS!!! https://t.co/tNTjsvhTBy
— j ¹²⁽⁷⁾ ↺ #BlackLivesMatter (@ngelwy) June 1, 2020
— ⁷ (@hopespiration) June 2, 2020
DO NOT GIVE THE FBI FANCAMS OMG DO NOT SEND THEM ANYTHING THEY HAVE ALL THE ACCESS TO CCTV THEY NEED THIS IS PURELY TO GATHER YOUR INFO DO NOT ENGAGE OMG PLEASE USE UR BRAINS PLEASE https://t.co/D0VsKb0niY
— bangtan trashcan (@doughnutbts) June 2, 2020