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K-Pop’s BTS #StopAsianHate Post Is Most Shared Tweet of the Year

An impassioned plea posted by the supergroup about the rise in hate crimes went viral

Demonstrators Attend AAPI Rally Against Hate
Photographer: Amir Hamja/Bloomberg

A letter by the K-pop group BTS denouncing anti-Asian discrimination and hate crimes topped Twitter’s list as the most retweeted post on the platform in 2021, the social network announced on Thursday. 

In March, the group posted a statement against the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes during the pandemic. It was retweeted more than 1 million times, and liked by more than 2.5 million Twitter users.