“How much does a lesbian get paid?” : Singer Hoshi found a perfect response to Twitter's lesbophobes
By Clément Arbrun Social journalist A journalist specializing in Society and Pop Culture, Clément is as interested in the punchlines of Virginie Despentes as in those of Megan Thee Stallion, in the wigs of Bilal Hassani and in the jokes of Panayotis Pascot. He mainly sharpens his pen by chatting about feminisms, gender and fashion, which allows him to talk about Harry Styles, people who are not always friendly who use the word “woke” on Twitter and the latest Netflix productions. Smart.
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We're not going to lie to each other, homophobia is far from rare on the networks. And reacting to it often involves confronting a redoubled flow of haters. But…
To a hater who told her “Her only business is to be a lesbian”, the young singer simply retorted: “It's paid how much, lesbian?”….
“Lesbians don't get paid enough to put up with so many jerks”, “Oh damn it's a job? I had to contribute a lot!” , “Apparently it's paid for by…
This isn't the first time Hoshi has tackled sexism and lesbophobia – the range of discrimination against lesbians. Hoshi – 35th Ceremony…
What to calm these Internet users? Unfortunately, it's far from won… Hoshi – 20th NRJ Music Awards ceremony at the Palais des Festivals in… See the 16 photos We're not going to lie to each other, homophobia is far from rare on the networks. And reacting to it often involves confronting a redoubled flow of haters. But it is clear that the singer Hoshi bent the game with derision and a sense of punchline.
Homophobia is far from absent from the networks and in particular from Twitter. It is enough to note the reactions when the words “gay”, “lesbian”, “LGBT” are associated with a film, a series, a video game. If you've never been to CNews or a PMU, you'll be able to sample a light live preview as the posts go by.
And that, a well-known singer in suffered the costs: Hoshi. The artist in the bun is known for his sounds like Amour Censure, his albums, his feat. (with Benjamin Biolay recently). And also this time when the singer kissed her partner on the stage of the Victoires de la Musique. A media sequence that had already awakened the haters. By generating cyberbullying, insults… And death threats.
And the hate is never over for Hoshi. The proof with this twitto which swung at her this May 5 at the turn of a publication: “Her only business is to be a lesbian“. To which the young singer with the Japanese surname simply retorted: “How much does it pay, lesbian?“. A repartee that puts irony in the spotlight, and nicely closes the valves In the greatest of calms and with precision.
A very crisp exchange which generated in return a flow of spades of the same tone from the fans of the artist, and more generally the LGBT community on Twitter…
“Lesbian, it's not paid enough to support so many jerks“
We snack like popcorn on these punchlines surfing on Hoshi's derision in the comics: “Lesbian, it's not paid enough to support so many idiots”, “Oh damn, it's a job? I had to contribute a lot!”, “I think we are paid in discrimination and homophobia”, “Apparently, it is paid by being insulted“…
Behind the scathing humor, we savor the obvious tackle to homophobes and even more so to lesbophobes. Lesbophobia is this set of discriminations and prejudices specifically targeting lesbians. Lesbians who have a real double penalty against them: being a woman and being homosexual. So, when it comes to Hoshi's way, it's also about being feminist… Suffice to say that misogynists come out of their woods quickly.
We had already captured that in 2021 , when the musical journalist Fabien Lecoeuvre had allowed himself to deploy very fine analyzes about the artist on Sud Radio: “When are we going to get out of the sublime girls? When you look at Hoshi, for example, who has an incredible, indisputable talent, you put a poster of Hoshi in your room, don't you? She's scary“. Dazzling bad buzz for the macho, who rightly provoked an outcry in honor of the singer – she herself had shut him up.
When we see this crazy aversion of the guys against the young singer, we think back to these words of the elected and lesbian and feminist activist Alice Coffin, author of the abundant The lesbian genius: “Lesbians do not have to constantly deal with men. In themselves, they embody a form of resistance. They can “do without them” and remind them that they are not essential to their lives. They can free themselves from it even if it means being in the margins. This is also what an actress like Adèle Haenel represents.“. This explains it.
One thing is certain, if lesbian were really a profession, it would not be easy.