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BTS’ #StopAsianHate message is Twitter’s most retweeted tweet of 2021

BTS Most Retweeted Post in 2021
BTS Most Retweeted Post in 2021

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    BTS posted Twitter’s most retweeted tweet of 2021 and placed second for the most liked tweet of the year.

    “We stand against racial discrimination”: The K-pop band’s most retweeted tweet was a statement denouncing anti-Asian hate. It was posted on March 29 following the deadly Atlanta spas mass shooting, which claimed the lives of six Asian women.

    • The tweet, which received more than 1 million retweets and over 2.5 million likes, stated, “We cannot put into words the pain of becoming the subject of hatred and violence for such a reason. Our own experiences are inconsequential compared to the events that have occurred over the past few weeks. But these experiences were enough to make us feel powerless and chip away our self-esteem.”
    • “What is happening right now cannot be dissociated from our identity as Asians. It required considerable time for us to discuss this carefully and we contemplated deeply on how we should voice our message,” BTS added.
    • In Twitter’s announcement, the company stated: “The most Retweeted Tweet of 2021 takes a more serious tone and brings us back to the social movements that dominated the conversation and brought people across the globe together in support of a mutual cause. 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.”
    • “We stand against racial discrimination. We condemn violence. You, I and we all have the right to be respected. We will stand together,” BTS concluded.

    JungKook’s selfie: BTS’ JungKook also took second place on Twitter’s top liked tweets of 2021 with his selfie and a kissing face emoji caption.

    • The selfie has garnered over 3.2 million likes, next in line to President Joe Biden’s Inauguration tweet, which has received more than 4 million likes. Biden tweeted, “It’s a new day in America,” on Jan. 20 as he was sworn in as the 46th president of the U.S.
    • BTS fans also broke records celebrating the boy band’s performances and awards throughout the year, making “#BTS” the top Twitter hashtag of 2021 while sharing BTS’ Billboard Hot 100 hit “Butter” and the band’s “Dynamite” Grammys performance.

    Featured Images via @BTS_twt

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