No love from Ho for hit gay series

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07/18/2021

Pro-establishment lawmaker Junius Ho Kwan-yiu has strongly criticized Hong Kong’s first TV drama spearheading a gay relationship as being “marijuana in sugar coating.” ViuTV drama Ossan’s Love, which is the first local drama to show two gay characters kissing on screen, attracted much acclaim when it finished airing on Friday. The drama is a remake of the popular Japanese drama of the same title. The Hong Kong version starred two members of local boy band Mirror – Anson Lo Hon-ting and Edan Lui Cheuk-on – and actor Kenny Wong Tak-bun. LGBT groups applauded the effort for mainstream media to represent gay characters fairly. But Junius Ho, who has stirred up controversy with anti-LBGT comments, said gay relationships that come without kids “breach China’s national security law.” Speaking at a book fair seminar yesterday, Ho said the drama was like marijuana in sugar coating and it promoted the concept of a childless family. “Traditional Chinese family values involve ‘one man and one woman.’ We now have to promote the three-child policy, but you are now promoting a childless family.

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