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People Would Like K-Pop Fans To Get Off Their Election Hashtag

"Did you guys vote for GD or Peaceminusone?"

Posted on May 9, 2017, at 6:56 a.m. ET

Today is Election Day in South Korea β€” people are going to the polls to elect the successor to impeached former president Park Geun-hye.

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To mark the occasion, voters have been sharing selfies and photos of themselves inked with South Korea's distinct red voting stamp, and the hashtag #νˆ¬ν‘œμΈμ¦, which means, "I voted."

#νˆ¬ν‘œμΈμ¦ They voted with me

According to the Korea Herald, this election marks the first time people have been allowed to take photos outside of polling stations and openly express their preference among candidates.

#νˆ¬ν‘œμΈμ¦ #2017νˆ¬ν‘œν–ˆμ–΄μš” Today Moon

νˆ¬ν‘œν•©μ‹œλ‹€. #νˆ¬ν‘œμΈμ¦ #νˆ¬λŒ€λ¬Έ

제19λŒ€ λŒ€ν†΅λ Ήμ„ κ±°, νˆ¬ν‘œμ™„λ£Œ! πŸ˜† #νˆ¬ν‘œμΈμ¦

However, shortly after the hashtag was started, K-pop fans took interest in the hashtag.

Wooah, this is Trendic TΓ³pico. What is this about? #νˆ¬ν‘œμΈμ¦

Some thought it was about voting for one of their favourite artists.

#DafBama2017_BigBang I saw this trending #νˆ¬ν‘œμΈμ¦ and tought that corean make trend with G-Dragons Coup d'etat album… https://t.co/ogKLeIvquv

#νˆ¬ν‘œμΈμ¦ ????did you guys vote relating to GD or peaceminusone?

I think is PEACEMINUSONE 😁😁 #νˆ¬ν‘œμΈμ¦

Alright Korea.#νˆ¬ν‘œμΈμ¦ I vote for @BTS_twt for @BBMAs #BTSBBMAs

Others speculated on whether K-pop musicians would be voting in the presidential election.

I still wonder if EXO is going to vote today =) BTS will vote later according to a news article =) #νˆ¬ν‘œμΈμ¦

#νˆ¬ν‘œμΈμ¦ Does others EXO vote already or it is just Suho?

He really never forgets his Gucci stuff γ…Žγ…Žγ…Žβ˜πŸ»β˜πŸ» #νˆ¬ν‘œμΈμ¦

It didn't help that the symbol for voting in South Korea was used by G-Dragon on a previous album.

Also I have no idea what's going on w this hashtag but I want the Coup D'Etat peace sign so #νˆ¬ν‘œμΈμ¦

Some people weren't impressed with this.

This is an important hashtag and I think you shouldn't talk K-Pop here Actually Don't talk about K-Pop at every Korean hashtag #νˆ¬ν‘œμΈμ¦

#νˆ¬ν‘œμΈμ¦ please do not use this hashtag as a kpop hashtag :)

Please don't use this #νˆ¬ν‘œμΈμ¦ as K-Pop hashtag!! It's election today in Korea and this is far more important than K-Pop or anything else!!!!

Some K-pop fans weren't happy either that a hashtag usually used to show support for artists was the same as the election one.

Today i open my Instagram kpop acc all i can see are hands bc of this #νˆ¬ν‘œμΈμ¦ scroll till down and still hand so i close my Instagram hahahaha

But hey, at least those voting in today's election will get the result quicker than G-Dragon's new album.

Good luck everyoneπŸ’•πŸ’ͺ #νˆ¬ν‘œμΈμ¦

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