BTS’ #StopAsianHate tweet was the most shared on Twitter in 2021
Written by ABR on 10/12/2021
BTS‘ #StopAsianHate tweet from earlier this year has topped Twitter’s list of the most shared post on the platform in 2021.
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Twitter announced on Thursday (December 9) that BTS’ March 2021 tweet had become the social media site’s most retweeted post of the year, the platform highlighted in a newsletter called #OnlyOnTwitter, where it recalled the biggest moments on Twitter in 2021.
The tweet, which the K-pop group had posted in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in light of the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes during the height of the pandemic back in March this year, has so far managed to amass over a million retweets and 2.5million likes, as time of writing.
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) March 30, 2021
“During a period in which we saw a rise in hate crimes against Asians, BTS put their influence and massive following to good use, sharing a powerful message in an effort to #StopAsianHate,” Twitter wrote. The social networking site also announced that #BTS had emerged as the top hashtag on the platform this year as well.
In the original tweet, the K-pop boyband had shared a statement denouncing anti-Asian hate in both Korean and English, where they also recalled their own experiences with race-driven discrimination that “[made] us feel powerless and chip away our self-esteem.”
Meanwhile, BTS member Jimin has also broken records with his solo track ‘Promise’, which has become the most-streamed song on the streaming service. The song has garnered over 300million streams, and has become the first on SoundCloud to cross that milestone.
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