Who knew that K-Pop fancams could serve a higher purpose? Anonymous did.
On Twitter, “fancam spam” (videos of idols posted by fans for views) is reviled by many K-Pop fans and the general public for clogging up comments and hashtags. Recently, however, fancam enthusiasts have been using their spamming skills to support the Black Lives Matters protests.
Already, fancam spammers have thwarted a “snitch app” for the Dallas Police Department and taken over hashtags, hoping to block the police from finding information that would lead to protesters’ arrests.
— Lina⁷ (@nomnomtties) June 1, 2020
Now, the hacktivist collective Anonymous is getting in on the action by encouraging their “K-Pop division” to take over the #BlueLivesMatter hashtag meant for police officers.
Our Anonymous K-Pop division is now attacking the #BlueLivesMatter hashtag.
— Anonymous (@YourAnonCentral) June 3, 2020
Twitter users who usually can’t stand fancams are now cheering on this “spam with a cause”.
#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 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/lb3Vpob0Wa
— Benjamin 🇬🇭♉ (@YourMas78551251) June 3, 2020
Locals hated Kpop stans but now we’re the backbone of crashing and taking down police servers. We deserve this praise😘 anonymous Kpop division RISE pic.twitter.com/6gwx1VVES9
— 🌊🏳️🌈 (@pinkcIover) June 2, 2020
In addition to dropping fancams and raising their voices, fans are also sharing petitions in the hopes of giving George Floyd justice.
Daily reminder to take some time and help in any way you can to demand equality. No justice, no peace!
— BTS Charts (@btschartdata) May 31, 2020