K-Pop Fans Sent In Hundreds Of Music Videos & Crashed The Dallas Police App
This fandom is something else.
Protests over the weekend led to Texas cities appearing vastly different than April's empty streets, with crowds of people out in public. This was also the case in Dallas, and due to the large number of people who took to the North Texas streets to voice their opinions, the Dallas Police Department asked for footage to be sent in via their iWatch app. This footage was supposed to help them identify illegal activity taking place, but their request was not met with the expected content.
The Dallas Police Department tweeted on Sunday asking that if people have footage of illegal activity taking place at the protests, they should share it on the iWatch Dallas app.
Before long, people were flooding the app with videos, just not the footageinitially asked for.
The first tweet by the police department was sent out at 12:48 a.m. that morning, and a couple of hours later, it was announced that the app had crashed.
"Due to technical difficulties iWatch Dallas app will be down temporarily," announced Dallas PD at 6:26 p.m that same day.
Those technical difficulties were caused by an overwhelming amount of K-Pop stans sending in compilation videos of their favorite musicians.
Twitter user itskeyon tweeted over the weekend, "not Kpop stans having the Dallas police department app crash by spamming it with fancams lmfaooo" and people took to the replies to show off the content they sent in.
The initial tweet got over 200k likes, so it became an ideal spot to post anything and everything having to do with K-Pop.
Fans tweeted the videos that they had been submitting to the app, all with typical fancams or more unique edits.
Twitter user gwangjungg shared a screen recording of how the police platform works.
The video above is a full-on music video, though bpmoonblink said that when they sent it in, they claimed the performers in the video "broke traffic laws." This is likely referring to the usage of cars as props throughout the footage.