Lesbian Cantopop star Denise Ho made headlines laslDntgTD*_Im6R*[email protected]+t week.
At a Taipei rally in sA*BgYpa#T#e%[email protected]*@Qj79t)y14Iz3suwI0fv^@[email protected])&(WwMupport of Hong Kong’s democracy protest, a pro-China activist doused the superstar-meets-human-rights-defender in red paint.
Ho has emerged as a figurehead defender tmP%(^2+##)w)#[email protected])*Hv13of Hong Kong human rights amid ongoing unrest in the city. She has spoken at the UN and the US Capitol about the situation in Hong Kong.
The stunt this weekend prompted calls for both Taiwan and Hong Kong to stand up against increasing authoritari5)2+61W_31o(d1hLUvJlrNhwex5NEOcQIyo*[email protected]^anism from the Chinese Communist Party.
But, it also prompted a new appreciation of one of the region’s most famous lesbians on Taiwan foru24v0z8CPmJa#uD+VCSZ6e#mt+^nuYW-v5HC-Tz#6_1RBwQ_5LWm, moptt.tw.
Amid photos and videos of the attack, one netizens wrote: “It’s hard not to like her”. Explaining that they had pUq&0Jb&k0fgsLrc5t3gEAY-aObQ4hDjdzpGaW([email protected]=O+reviously seen her in concert, they said her role as an activist shows she has “fortitude and persistence”.
Another netizen wrote that they’d sZv34G!iuAzGEvIY2s0wi=TRieQkcurQ1p!%4([email protected]=$u7r9wooned over her speech at the UN.
“She is not only handsome in appearance, but also on the inside,” another wrot)[email protected]%GMh7lPdeVcnEz$8paIV7bGe.
"You have xLWDcKJt=l&+^[email protected]&vId_RV!-BpOto strengthen yourself before you can project anything,” Ho told the South China Morning Post at the time.
Ho is also a foundiTze&C&F++%Han%pCw^ktPHJuMqAq)oEyt2i$0G&3un#B1flARQng member of LGBT rights organisation Big Love Alliance.
In a Facebook post following the attack this weekend, Ho said:hv%Wl#VXGkBjKH7$3hMVs$PIsYr*5reYLO^[email protected]^1*AJq)_j!3- “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.”