In the early mornings hours of the 4th of July, the hashtag “All Countries Matter” began to trend and then quickly made its way to the very top of Twitter’s trending list for the United States. Here’s a look at some of the tweets and memes that have been shared under this trend, along with what the hashtag means.
#AllCountriesMatter Trended Above Hamilton & Happy 4th of July
On Independence Day, “All Countries Matter” trended above Hamilton, which had just been released on July 3 on Disney Plus, and even above “Happy Fourth of July.” As of the time of this article’s publication, #AllCountriesMatter was #1 in the United States, followed by Hamilton at #2, Joon (for K-pop fans) at #3, and Happy 4th of July at #4.
But what does the hashtag mean?
The hashtag is a play on “All Lives Matter,” which is a phrase that some people say in response to “Black Lives Matter.” The phrase “All Lives Matter” is often deemed as hurtful. Back in 2016, a lot of people took the time to explain why the phrase was hurtful with a cartoon using the hashtag “All Houses Matter.” You can see the cartoon below.
— Tyrone876 (@Tyrone876) July 10, 2016
Today, people are sharing “All Countries Matter” on the 4th of July as a response to the “All Lives Matter” saying.
Here are some of the tweets, memes, and photos people have shared to make the hashtag go viral.
One person wrote: “Just wanted everyone to know that I’m actually a supporter of all countries matter this 4th I will be celebrating all countries.”
Just wanted everyone to know that I’m actually a supporter of all countries matter this 4th I will be celebrating all countries pic.twitter.com/TB35iW4hAO
— Darren – ᶜᴱᴼ ᵒᶠ ᴬⁿᵗⁱᶠᵃ (@Darrensbackup_) July 4, 2020
People sharing the hashtag often use the world map as part of their statement. One person wrote: “this July 4th i would just like to remind everyone that #AllCountriesMatter.”
— Mad is on ™ (@madison_miler) July 4, 2020
Others are tweeting flags of the world with their statements. One person wrote: “happy 4th of july to every country on this planet because we don’t need to focus on just one country right #AllCountriesMatter”
— ✮° (@anothersadangel) July 4, 2020
Another person wrote: “I would just like to say that I hope everybody learns to love all countries the way I do because we are all part of the same country: Pangea #AllCountriesMatter”
— 𝓚𝓮𝓿𝓲𝓷 (@im_just_kevin) July 4, 2020
There are many different forms of the tweet.
— umpaloompa (@umpaloompa10) July 4, 2020
Some people are using the hashtag and saying that they’re very proud of Gen Z.
— im a bitch (@legallyluna) July 4, 2020
And others are tweeting that they’re enjoying seeing the hashtag trend.
— amaya (@amayaw101) July 4, 2020
Here’s another tweet with someone celebrating the hashtag:
— Hoodhippychick 👁 (@hoodhippychick) July 4, 2020
Back on President Donald Trump’s birthday, “All Birthdays Matter” trended too.
We got #AllBirthdaysMatter trending on Trump's birthday
Now time for #AllCountriesMatter on July 4th.
Spread the word.
— Ari Grace 🌎🔥 (The Mockingjay) (@itsarigrace) June 29, 2020
Gen z on trump's birthday: gets #AllBirthdaysMatter trending
Gen z on 4th of July: #AllCountriesMatter trending
Gen z when their order is messed up at a restaurant: "oh no don't worry,this is perfectly fine." pic.twitter.com/inG1LY1jpr
— Bianca_GM 🔮 (@BiancaGM12) July 4, 2020
The hashtag is showing up on other social media sites too. In fact, some people joked on Facebook about wanting to make it trend back in early June.
People have been planning this for quite some time.
Back on June 4, exactly a month ago, people were talking on Facebook and Twitter about making the hashtag trend. This tweet, which was then later shared on Facebook, got at least 240,000 likes.
So it looks like everyone who talked about making the hashtag go viral a month ago didn’t forget about their plans and then went on to make it happen today.
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