The low turnout at an election rally for U.S. President Donald Trump in Tulsa, Oklahoma, may be due to the actions of “teenage TikTok users and K-pop fans,” The New York Times reported June 21. According to the newspaper, the platform users themselves announced this.
According to Brad Parskale, Trump’s campaign chairman, the campaign has collected more than a million tickets for the event, but journalists noted that attendance was low.
A member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Alexandria Okasio-Cortes, noted on her Twitter page that teenagers of the popular social network had booked tickets to the rally, depriving supporters of the president of the opportunity to attend the event, while they themselves also did not come to the arena, she wrote.
In addition, she thanked Korean pop fans for their “contribution to the fight for justice.
Trump’s election rally in Tulsa was the president’s first mass event since the coronavirus pandemic.
On June 20, it was reported that the White House group to fight against COVID-19 expressed its objections to the rally in Tulsa. However, the rally did take place. In the city, the curfew was cancelled ahead of the rally.