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What Does 'Don't Forget The Battle Of Yultong' Mean? The Threatening TikTok Comment Trend Explained

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Published Mar 30, 2024 at 12:56AM EDT by Marwan.

"Don't forget the Battle of Yultong" is a TikTok comment trend and meme about people forgetting about the battle of Yultong, an infamous 1951 Korean War battle between Filipino and Chinese troops. Comments saying 'Don't forget the Battle of Yultong' were spammed endlessly on various comment sections in early 2024.

But what does this mean, and what is the history of the Battle of Yultong? What is its significance? And how did it become a trending comment meme on TikTok? Here's everything you need to know.

What Is The Battle Of Yultong?

In 1951, the Battle of Yultong was a battle between 900 Filipino soldiers and 40,000 Chinese and North Korean soldiers during the Korean War. The Filipino soldiers managed to defeat the significantly larger Chinese and North Korean armies which is why it is considered such an important battle in Filipino history.

How Did It Spread?

The original "Don't forget the Battle of Yultong" comment started when Filipino users started commenting on @titonoelofficial's videos after facing controversy after allegedly fat-shaming a plus-sized woman, with the comment apparently a way of saying that he is facing a much bigger enemy. On March 10th, 2024, TikToker @jamiecasino posted a video that accused TikToker @titonoelofficial of fat-shaming her plus-sized friend, gaining over 4.5 million views in just nine days (shown below).

@jamiecasino It’s womens month and nakalimutan na agad ng mga tao that BODYSHAMING will NEVER be okay & should never be tolerated. And No, people who react to bodyshaming are not sensitive, hindi lang senitive enough ang mga tao para piliin ang mga biro nila. #fypage #greenman #jamiecasino #jamiecasinio #trans #bodyshaming #greenman #baguiocity #panagbenga2024 #baguio2024 #baguiocity #baguio #notobodyshaming #bodyshaming @BaguioTourism ♬ Pop beat BGM / long version(1283324) – nightbird_bgm

The Green Man soldier then posted an apology video five days later, gaining over 14.1 million views (shown below), with many comments referencing the Battle of Yultong posted in response to the creator.


Para po sa Lahat Patawarin nyo po sana ako 😭

♬ original sound – Tito Noel Official 🎭

Soon the comment started to get picked up by English speakers, posting their version of the "Battle of Yultong" comments on the original TikTok, and elsewhere. On March 17th, @jerge_belmonteh made fun of the comment trend in a video that received over 179,500 plays (shown below).


kala ko joke eh

♬ original sound – JERGE

Memes about the trend started to spread on other social media sites, including Reddit and Instagram. One example was on March 18th, 2024, when Redditor z0z0cheese posted a Freedom of Speech by Norman Rockwell meme to /r/2philippines4u, captioned, "the battle of yultong tiktok comments are not funny,"

For the full history of "Don't forget the Battle of Yultong," be sure to check out Know Your Meme's encyclopedia entry for more information.

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