#StandWithTuckerCarlson: K-Pop fans hijack hashtag after 'racist' Fox reporter slams Black Lives Matter

The conservative journalist's controversial take on the Black Lives Matter movement resulted in big brands pulling out of his news segment


                            #StandWithTuckerCarlson: K-Pop fans hijack hashtag after 'racist' Fox reporter slams Black Lives Matter
Tucker Carlson (Getty Images)

After Tucker Carlson's controversial takes on the Black Lives Matter movement saw plenty of criticism flocking his way, his supporters united to trend the hashtag #StandWithTuckerCarlson. However, the rest of Twitter decided to respond by pulling out the big guns: K Pop fans. Notorious for hijacking any and every hashtag on Twitter, the K-pop fans were begged by the rest of Carlson's critics to intervene and take over the trend they wanted to ruin.

It all started about two days ago, when the conservative and far right-wing Fox news presenter, Carlson, managed to enrage people across the nation when he spoke against the beloved children's show 'Sesame Street', specifically Elmo. Carlson's on-air slam came after Elmo and his father Louis discussed racism in the wake of worldwide protests and riots after George Floyd was murdered by disgraced Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin. Carlson's take against the children's show came just days after he went on air on June 8 to slam the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement, claiming: "This may be a lot of things, this moment we’re living through, but it is definitely not about black lives. Remember that when they come for you, and at this rate, they will."

It was only a matter of time before social media decided to slam Carlson's beliefs, and this time, they came armed with our very own esteemed K-Pop fans who are known to plague hashtags on Twitter and ruin the context, meaning and origins of it by spinning videos of the genre, totally unrelated to the topic. Basically clogging the hashtag until it becomes redundant. "Hey KPOP fans... can you hijack the whole #StandWithTuckerCarlson thing? I promise to watch like... 5 ... BTS videos if you do," writer a desperate user. Another resonated: "Umm I would very much like the kpop stans to f**k this hashtag up #StandWithTuckerCarlson Please & thank you for your service. You’re a mindwash tool @TuckerCarlson."

Fox News host Tucker Carlson discusses 'Populism and the Right' during the National Review Institute's Ideas Summit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel March 29, 2019, in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

Soon K-pop accounts began flooding Twitter with their take on Carlson's offensive take on the ongoing movement, writing: "Racist no no no. Go home. #StandWithTuckerCarlson NOT." Another kept it short and crisp, saying: "#StandWithTuckerCarlson? I think the hell not." Critics, clearly angry about the grave injustice Carlson showed Elmo, tweeted: "This man wants to throw hands with elmo and y'all think he's respectable? yikes. anyway stan txt." Another shared a reminder to all of Carlson's sponsors, writing: "Pull that silver spoon toting, race-baiting loser's ads if you stand with #BlackLivesMatter." Most however labeled both Carlson and Fox news as racists, sharing: "No f***ing way! The man is a piece of s**t! He has no place in our society and should be shunned with the whole @foxnews network of KKK loving reporters!"

Quipping about and satirizing the predicament Carlson's landed himself in, a K-Pop stan account noted: "After receiving an overwhelming load of kpop love, Tucker announced he's resigning from Fox News, 'I'm going solo.'" And all in praise of their prompt and devoted action, other users lauded K-Pop writing: "No #kpop keep up the good work." While some still feel, "We need some more Kpop fans up in this hashtag." As for others, they went to bed hoping: "I better wake up to some #kpop amazingness and this stupid Tucker hashtag."

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