‘Ignorant’ lawmaker slammed for absurd claim queer TV romance violates national security
A pro-Beijing politician in Hong Kong has claimed that the hit TV show Ossan’s Love, which features a same-sex love triangle, violates China’s national security law because it promotes homosexuality.
Junius Ho, a lawyer and a member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council, ranted about the series during Hong Kong’s annual book fair Sunday (18 July).
The Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP) reported that Ho described Ossan’s Love as “sugar-coated marijuana” that promoted “childless families”, which he claimed goes against Chinese security law and its three-child policy.
However, as HKFP reported, neither China‘s national security law nor its national laws concerning raising children apply in Hong Kong.
Ossan’s Love – which literally means “Uncle’s Love” – is the first mainstream Hong Kong TV drama to feature a same-sex romance as