It's a beautiful day for hijacking the Million MAGA March hashtag. On Nov. 14, thousands congregated in Washington, D.C., to #MarchForTrump — but in a delightful turn of events for many, it's actually kind of difficult to find many photos from the event. Apparently, the hashtag was taken over by K-pop stans who used the hashtag to fill their feeds with ... pancakes. The movement turned into Make American Pancakes again, and we are here for it.
Million MAGA March pancakes, explained.
The Million MAGA March Pancakes trend started last night when actress Shea Depmore urged people on TikTok to take the #MillionMAGAMarch hashtag and fill it with "syrupt goodness" so that anyone actually looking for information about the rally would be given images of pancakes instead. Brilliant. To amplify that message, K-pop stans were informed, and they went totally bonkers, taking this mission very, very seriously.
"Proud Boys and mega-mad MAGAers are descending upon D.C. this Saturday for the Million MAGA March. I've seen many on this app rightfully warn people to stay away, as these fools come strapped and they're angry," Shea said.
She continued, "But I don't want these Proud Boys to be proud. So, here's what we are going to do: We are going to hold a Pancake Bitchez Million MAPA Brunch! That's right, Make American Pancakes Again. Make yourself some pancakes, or find a good stock photo and fill the hashtag #MillionMAGAMarch with syrupy goodness. Someone please inform the K-pop stans."
The results are truly wonderful.
Shea posted a follow-up TikTok today, letting fans know that the K-pop stans did, in fact, show up. Then she proceeded to show herself try to make MAPA (Make American Pancakes Again" pancakes again.
This wasn't the first time TikTokers and K-pop stans bungled a Trump rally. Back in June, thousands of TikTokers bought tickets to the one in Tulsa, Okla., and then didn't show up. It was incredibly glorious.
So my teen daughter, who has Snapchat and TikTok accounts, walked in and said to me "So did it work? Did the teens get all the tickets to the Trump rally?" She's known about this ALL WEEK and I just learned this an hour ago... https://t.co/lcsB50zzoR— Roberto Quinlan (@r_quinla) June 21, 2020
Shea bought the domain for mapa2020.com, which gives users more information about trolling Proud Boys with pancakes. "Anti-racists, Kpop Stans, Witches, and Cool People of the Internet," she addresses everyone who comes to the site. She copied and pasted her TikTok instructions to the site as well.
Aside from pancakes, other Twitter users are using the #MillionMAGAMarch2020 hashtag to urge Trump to finally concede. Others have pointed out that, while a fair number of people did show up for the rally, the right media is trying to play it up and inflate numbers.
Kayleigh McEnany boasted that "more than one million" marchers showed up, but one person responded, "We don’t have exact figures, but the crowd is not remotely close to a million people."
We don’t have exact figures, but the crowd is not remotely close to a million people. https://t.co/J4y0IJp2xm— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 14, 2020
Although Trump hasn't responded to the march on Twitter yet (it's only a matter of time, it looks like he just returned back to the White House recently), he did drive by the rally and give his supports a thumbs-up.
President Donald J Trump just drove by at the Million Maga March!!! pic.twitter.com/kAb7p7t7is— Million Maga March (@MilionMagaMarch) November 14, 2020
Even as of Nov. 14, Trump is still trying to take the election results to court, but is failing miserably. "The Consent Decree signed by the Georgia Secretary of State, with the approval of Governor @BrianKempGA, at the urging of @staceyabrams, makes it impossible to check & match signatures on ballots and envelopes, etc. They knew they were going to cheat. Must expose real signatures!" he tweeted that morning.
The Consent Decree signed by the Georgia Secretary of State, with the approval of Governor @BrianKempGA, at the urging of @staceyabrams, makes it impossible to check & match signatures on ballots and envelopes, etc. They knew they were going to cheat. Must expose real signatures!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 14, 2020
Hopefully Trump will eventually concede. For now, keep calm and pancake on.