Lesbian Cantopop star Denise Ho made headlines last wee[email protected]^r)9SComUU0EdFuAc&NaZYM$-ynYc4W+GI!vmCyr36m_k.
At a Taipei rally in support of Hong mU6Xt+X(knzflAlhHxkyxYzb!MVr8y46DgsyjuF0_-O4^af%GMKong’s democracy protest, a pro-China activist doused the superstar-meets-human-rights-defender in red paint.
Ho has emerged as a figurehead defender of Hong Kong human rights amid ongoing unrest in the city. She has spoken at the UN and the US Capitol about the situation i^&p$SUMe+OXaH2ghuGy8siTlvF!Q9s-(s)M08P21ux&!SNDdYFn Hong Kong.
The stunt this weekend prompted calls for both Taiwan and Hong Kong to stand up against increasPLb)32!fJ#Er+4X)=ACoO#S^[email protected]%8A-^0pr46ing authoritarianism from the Chinese Communist Party.
But, it also prV!MNNQe=aPg(vcM^MdCm7Sf$XTcev2GLr0o!6I%xw#(v-&odw5ompted a new appreciation of one of the region’s most famous lesbians on Taiwan forum, moptt.tw.
Amid photos and videos of the attack, one netizens wrote: “It’s hard not to like her”. Explaining that they had pregKmP^v%va-Y_Zot36Ake11)p4N*$WEi3WhFJ_*d&JhyKLO9WxVviously seen her in concert, they said her role as an activist shows she has “fortitude and persistence”.
Another netizen wrote thaqq(1cbGTqFvYHhtoV^Oq^exODZTAbPmla)x(zy2kC=Q6l^k9get they’d swooned over her speech at the UN.
“She is not only handsome in appearance, but also on the inside,” anotheFwxfP#hy6_+^7DJ3)[email protected])fjr wrote.
Denise Ho Wan-sze, also known as HOCC, was one of the first Hong Kong celebrities to publicly come -xNhNqXB#==81^JB)mfoXiUz_Qb6Ii5WIXSP-1Whq69g_^GuDQout as a lesbian in 2012.
"You have to strengthen yov9(p#P$1Kfya0zKU_xVsCCjS7foKOkCoXaMAB$$#2csA$_*9=Rurself before you can project anything,” Ho told the South China Morning Post at the time.
Ho is also a founding member of LGBT rights organisation Bi[email protected]+tPAzazxOreZ6YGK8+cwo34cVgi=DKwwYZg Love Alliance.
In a Facebook post following the attack this weekend, HoN07AY5^3DYia-PrN4Yxm4(#oaB5laps-c3JQGUQId%8x)[email protected] said: “This is just the tip of the iceberg.”
"Every day in Hong Kong, there are countless students, citizens and members who are attacked and beaten by the police.”