White-nationalist Fox News host Tucker Carlson has learned the hard way what it's like to be on the business end of K-Pop fans' wrath.
After wildly popular K-Pop boy-band BTS paid a visit to the White House to speak out about the soaring rates of anti-Asian hatred and violence in America, Carlson predictably had a tantrum.
Carlson sniffed and rolled his eyes about the visit, calling it nothing more than a photo op for Democratic President Joe Biden's supposedly sinking Administration—and the band's ARMY of devoted fans and other K-Pop fans are not having it.
See Carlson's segment on the BTS visit below.
Since the advent of COVID-19, anti-Asian violence in America has skyrocketed. In just 2021 alone, rates of anti-Asian hate crimes rose 339%—yes, you read that number correctly.
Since June is Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, President Biden invited BTS to the White House to speak out to their unbelievably huge fan base about the issue and to express solidarity with Asian-Americans.
But to Carlson, the whole thing was a diversionary ploy, a means for Biden to avoid America's real problems by focusing on those of racial minorities.
He told his viewers:
“Things have gotten very bad for Joe Biden, both public-facing and internally. What are they doing about it?"
"Well, they broke glass in case of emergency and invited a Korean pop group to speak at the White House today."
And just in case his contempt wasn't crystal clear, Tucker put on his best frat-boy snark to eyeroll at the whole thing.
"Yeah, so we got a Korean pop group to discuss anti-Asian hate crimes in the United States. Okay. Good job, guys."
It was a perfect take on BTS' visit for the audience of what The New York Times recently said "may be the most racist show in the history of cable news."
But the feverish online community of BTS fans and other K-Pop fans—who it's worth reminding are such a force they were able to successfully sabotage one of former Republican President Donald Trump's rallies—weren't having it.
They mounted up and put Carlson on notice.
They turned the replies to his own Twitter post of the segment into one big BTS promo in the process.
And immediately, people on Twitter felt hopeful the BTS fans' would destroy Tucker.
Take note, Tucker—if the BTS fans can take down Trump, they can take you down too.