K-pop is a major Twitter trend of the year with over 6 billion tweets
Twitter has announced that 6.1 billion posts concerning K-pop have been shared on its platform during the past 12 months. A total of over 300 different topics concerning Korean pop music emerged this year (spanning many different bands).Interesting fact: American internet users were the ones sharing most messages about K-pop, ahead of Japanese and even South Korean Twitter users.Top 10 countries where #Kpop was most active:1. USA2. Japan3. South Korea4. Indonesia5. The Philippines6. Thailand7. Brazil8. Malaysia9. Mexico10. ArgentinaBetween July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020, BTS was the most talke...
Ian Brown denies he's a 'conspiracy theorist' after alarming COVID-19 tweets
The former Stone Roses frontman first addressed the subject on Twitter earlier this month (Sep20), tweeting: "NO LOCKDOWN NO TESTS NO TRACKS NO MASKS NO VAX (vaccines)."He followed up last week by stating: "To all of you asking about my medical qualifications i have the same as the computer seller bill gates (biggest funder of the world health organisation)." He also claimed every U.K. politician, "TRIPS ON GLUE".After fans expressed alarm that he was spreading conspiracy theories, he denied their complaints on Monday, claiming he was the only one who could see through the alleged propaganda s...
Trump tweets can have explosive impacts on corporate brand images, study finds
It is no surprise that Donald Trump’s use of Twitter can influence political attitudes. But new research provides evidence that his tweets can alter consumer perceptions as well.The study, published in Political Research Quarterly, suggests that Trump’s calls to boycott companies can have swift and polarizing impacts on corporate brands.“I have long been interested in the different ways Americans participate in politics. Many of my recent and ongoing research projects focus on political consumer behavior, where individuals boycott or buycott products or services for partisan, political, or pol...
NHK apologizes over tweets said to fan discrimination against Koreans
NHK's Hiroshima broadcasting station has apologized over a series of Twitter posts it made in the name of wartime residents as part of a history project for young people following criticism that they fanned discrimination against Korean residents.The apology over the tweets, which were based on residents' diaries, follows the public broadcaster's apology in June over a Twitter video that came under fire for presenting racist stereotypes about black people.The tweets in question are part of 1945 Hiroshima Timeline, a "what-if" social media project the station launched in March to help younger g...
Ex-Navy SEAL who claims he killed Osama bin Laden tweets, then deletes, maskless selfie aboard flight
He went to war to fight for his country … but won’t wear a mask during a pandemic?Former Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill, who claims to have fired the shots that killed Osama bin Laden, tweeted a selfie Wednesday bragging about not wearing a mask aboard an apparently packed flight.“I’m not a p---y,” he wrote alongside the now-deleted photo, which also showed a face-covered passenger in the background.That passenger was wearing a Marine Corps hat, but it was unclear if O’Neill’s tweet was an intentional jab at the man.The controversial move flies in the face of health experts’ guidelines to prevent th...
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‘Real Housewives Of Potomac’ Star Candiace Dillard Apologizes For Homophobic & Transphobic Tweets
Real Housewives of Potomac star Candiace Dillard apologized for homophobic and transphobic tweets she made almost a decade ago that had recently resurfaced.“I want to address tweets that resurfaced from nearly 10 years ago that may have offended people I love dearly and those who have supported me as a Potomac Housewife,” she said in the first part of her statement. She then thanked her LGBTQ fans for their support and continued her apology.“I, alone, am responsible for my words and I deeply regret saying anything that could have hurt my friends, colleagues, family and fans,” she wrote. “At th...
One Direction stars mark 10th anniversary with love tweets to fans and each other
During the bootcamp rounds of the U.K. series, on 23 July, 2010, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Zayn Malik were put together as a group, and went on to reach the finale of the contest.They became international superstars and remained a five-piece until 2016, when Malik quit to go solo. The remaining bandmates then announced a hiatus, which has been in place since the beginning of 2017 - with no signs of ending.Despite fans' hopes of a 10th anniversary reunion, Niall, Harry, Liam and Louis remain committed to solo careers, but they took time out on Thursday (23Jul20)...
Toni Braxton visits sister Tamar following overdose as worrying unpublished tweets are uncovered
The 43-year-old singer was staying with boyfriend David Adefeso at the Ritz Carlton Residences in Los Angeles, California when she was rushed to hospital after taking a concoction of alcohol and prescription pills, reported The Blast.According to reports, The Braxtons star is in stable condition but still unconscious, and is currently under 24-hour watch at the hospital, after what David believes was a possible suicide attempt.The Breathe Again hitmaker wore all black, with a mask covering the majority of her face, as she attended the facility, and was photographed with David outside the hospi...
Dwyane Wade tweets, deletes support for Nick Cannon after Cannon's anti-Semitic remarks
Dwyane Wade is in hot water on social media after throwing his support behind Nick Cannon following Cannon’s ouster from ViacomCBS following a series of anti-Semitic remarks he made on a podcast last month.Cannon, a TV personality who was fired by ViacomCBS on Tuesday, spouted anti-Semitic conspiracy theories on an episode of his “Cannon’s Class” podcast and refused to apologize for his remarks. On Wednesday, Wade stood in support of Cannon with a post on Twitter, although he quickly deleted the message.“We are with you,” Wade wrote in a since-deleted tweet directed to Cannon. “Keep leading!”A...
Kansas State won't expel student who made racist tweets
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas State University will not expel the student whose insensitive tweets about George Floyd prompted many to urge that he be kicked off campus.“There have been many calls for us to expel a student who posted racist messages on social media, and while these messages are disrespectful and abhorrent, we cannot violate the law,” K-State President Richard Myers said Wednesday in a statement to the campus community.“What we can do is use these incidents as a catalyst to more crisply define the way we will work to stop hate at K-State and combat racism on our campuses.”K-State h...
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