The hashtag “DcPublicSchools” went viral last night, thanks to the Emmys.
Comedian Dave Chappelle, a D.C. Public Schools’ alumni, announced the best director of a comedy series on stage Sunday night at the Emmy awards and decided to drop the school’s district. Soon after comedian John Oliver took the stage to start the trend by saying, “Like Dave Chappelle, I would like to unexpectedly thank D.C. Public Schools, because I think it would be great if it started trending on Twitter for no reason tonight whatsoever, so if you’re tweeting at home about the Emmys, please use the hashtag #DCPublicSchools,” Oliver said.
The hashtag quickly was the 2nd most trending world wide on twitter. Let’s keep it going!!
— DC Public Schools (@dcpublicschools) September 18, 2017