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Who is Hard Gay?

07/21/05 | by silverso | Categories: Deep Thoughts




I've been hearing about the growing popularity of a Japanese comedian called "Hard Gay" lately, but didn't really know what he was all about until today. Hard Gay is a faux homosexual that dresses in stereotypical tight leather clothing and runs around the streets of Tokyo performing acts of "social improvement" while thrusting his hips and yelling "Woooo!". Confused? Maybe it's best if you just see for yourself...


Many clips of Hard Gay in action can be seen here.


Update: Here's a video of Hard Gay visiting Yahoo! Japan's home office.


I've re-uploaded the original Hard Gay video.

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35 comments

Comment from: Jeran
Jeran

No big comment. Just wandered into this website. Will be moving to Higashidori, Aomori soon. Am looking for allies for my new *cough* home. An email would be appreciated. I enjoyed reading the various blogs. As I had many similar experiences in Yamaguchi-ken 2 years ago. Except change freezing winter hell to jungle spider hell. Hope to make some friends. Thanks.

07/21/05 @ 16:51
Comment from: mary
mary

I really cracked up with this. I want more vid clips of this guy but do not understand the link for finding more of this guy.

Is there any way of getting an autographed pic of this dude?

/he rules

/found this link at FARK.com

07/21/05 @ 20:59
Comment from: silverso
Jamie

Welcome to Aomori Jeran!

Mary, come to Japan? I don’t know.

07/22/05 @ 00:41
Comment from: nate (the hitwhore)
nate (the hitwhore)

you got farked again? What’s wrong with you?

Hard Gay is living proof that if you work hard at studying the language, try hard to integrate yourself into japanese society and dress up in leather hot pants, people from anywhere can make it in Japan… for 15 minutes.

incidentally, I’ve kind of changed my mind about my blog. if you wanna put the link back in the jets column, I’d me much obliged.

07/22/05 @ 11:14
Comment from: Albert
Albert

Yea, I first saw Lazer Ramon or “Hard Gay” in February, early March on Baku Ten. It has to be one of teh funniest skits on Japanese TV today. The guy is from Osaka - my second hometown - by the way.

07/22/05 @ 11:34
Comment from: silverso
Jamie

I always knew you were a hit whore Nate! Who were you trying to kid?

Albert, Hard Gay is pretty funny but I can’t help but wonder if Lazer Ramon watched a few episodes of Ali G before “inventing” this new persona.

07/22/05 @ 11:44
Comment from: Albert
Albert

Oh yea, good point Jamie. That’s plausible considering Ali G reinvented the comedy wheel a few years back with his show…

07/23/05 @ 13:48
Comment from: Steve
Steve

hey, i always thought this hard gay was based on Razor Ramon, the wrestler… and if you saw the act he pulled on the kids, it wasn`t too funny

07/24/05 @ 10:46
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hard gay is fucking disgusting

07/25/05 @ 20:40
Comment from: ken koike
ken koike

hard gay’s fashion is rock!!! you rock hardgay!! hard gay doesnt fight people… thats what i dont like about him!! but he rocks like me!!! we rock!! we have the same attitude!!! rock on!!!!

07/31/05 @ 17:38
Comment from: ken koike
ken koike

si hard gay kantutero yan!!! kakantutin nya lahat ng gusto nya.. pero di bakat tite nya!! sayang!! pero astig yan dahil kantot yung style nya!!! putangina nyong may ayaw kay hardgay!!! i like hard gay!! he’s my favorite!!!! rock obn motherfucker!!!!

07/31/05 @ 17:40
Comment from: Ro
Ro

Ok, I’m in love with Masaki Sumitani! He is hysterical, not to mention very cute. I found this video on www.wimp.com, listed under Aug 2, as “Asian Ricky Martin” and must have watched it over 1000 times.
If anyone knows where I can get something with this guy on it, an autograph, a pic, a t-shirt, anything, please let me know.
Haado gei, wooooo!

08/17/05 @ 06:06
Comment from: shinji
shinji

http://mbs.jp/ma/169.html

This is “Hard Gay"‘ face(right hand side)
.

08/25/05 @ 03:50
Comment from: hard gay
hard gay

I love hardo gay more than life.

09/01/05 @ 14:13
Comment from: Hard gay
Hard gay

FUOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10/01/05 @ 09:34
Comment from: sartoris
sartoris

weird japan

10/19/05 @ 14:32
Comment from: trumpet monkey
trumpet monkey

This hard gay character, ironically, makes fun of gay people. I find this quite disgusting. I saw one episode of a show where hard gay went up to pre-school children, and they all started crying because they were scared of him. Is this not sending a message to the young kids that all gay people are like hard gay? These kids will grow up being homophobic. I find it embarassing as a Japanese living outside of Japan, that Jap TV celebrities make fun of people to make money. This only gives Japan a bad image.

11/10/05 @ 23:00
Comment from: silverso
Jamie

If people outside Japan could see the behavior of most other “Jap TV celebrities” as they yell
“Ehhhhhhhhh?” in unison at the most banal of things and “Oishi!” the rest of the time they would probably get a much worse image of Japan than what HG might giving them. Whatever his intentions, at least Hard Gay is shining a very publlic light on the subject of homosexuality, which is still a very taboo topic over here. Who knows, he might even inadvertantly spark a long overdo gay rights revolution in this country.

11/10/05 @ 23:19
Comment from: Kuri
Kuri

It’s Foo-! not so much whoo-, but he’s awesome, and a college grad. He began as Rasor Ramon (Ramon/Lamon due to the lack of sound differentiation in Japanese) character in WWF style entertainment and is now independantly successful with the Hrd Gay character, and very smart, though you might not catch that from only random clips.

12/01/05 @ 14:34
Comment from: Ana karina cespedes
Ana karina cespedes

Can you please re-upload the original hard gay.
I’m hooked and I already have the Yahoo one and the one that he worked in a ramen noodle place.

thanks

12/10/05 @ 13:10
Comment from: silverso
Jamie

It should already be re-uploaded. Doesn’t this link for you?:
http://www.avoidinglife.com/videos/hardgay.html

12/12/05 @ 09:24
Comment from: wha
wha

he is funny
when i watch…i certainly will laugh
especially the Yaaaa~~hoooo! part

12/20/05 @ 15:43
Comment from: noshi
noshi

“Hard Gay” is a sex idol type of character. Ever heard the saying that women often want what they can’t have? Gay people is the pinnicle of that statement. So to the women he is their ultimate desire, and the men think he is a funny guy. Only open-minded people would understand the psychology behind this. I think he did this to woo someone he loved.

12/27/05 @ 23:52
Comment from: Juan
Juan

==si hard gay kantutero yan!!! kakantutin nya lahat ng gusto nya.. pero di bakat tite nya!! sayang!! pero astig yan dahil kantot yung style nya!!!===

Hey Mr. Filipino, don’t make a fool of yourself.

12/30/05 @ 05:35
Comment from: cool
cool

nice site go on

01/04/06 @ 17:10
Comment from: boo
boo

lolZ… i remember seeing him on tv when i was in japan he gave me a fright.. i was like wots with this weird ass guy thrusting his hipz everywhere?.. hes funny tho loLZ

01/07/06 @ 10:11
Comment from: Snakey
Snakey

he’s a funny guy lol

01/11/06 @ 10:32
Comment from: Antinous
Antinous

Hard Gay is perpetuating a stereotype of gay men. That we have great bodies, look fantastic in slutty bondage gear, know how to move our asses and are having way more fun than the badly dressed dullards around us. That’s a stereotype that I can get on board with!

01/20/06 @ 15:23
Comment from: silverso
Jamie

Great links HG fan, thanks! I must say that the one with HG making carrot snacks with a group of kids that only come up to his crotch is pretty disturbing.

02/08/06 @ 17:42
Comment from: Matt
Matt

I have some hard gay videos on my site here. If anyone wants to link to them, please feel free!

http://homepage.mac.com/thehiveguy/iMovieTheater18.html

http://homepage.mac.com/thehiveguy/FileSharing12.html

03/12/06 @ 05:21
Comment from: Yaoihost
Yaoihost

Hard Gay is Great - And Not Offensive!!
He is very entertaining!!!
He is comedy - and doesnt go too far

03/20/06 @ 19:36
Comment from: some.guy
some.guy

i saw the episode with hard gay at the park, and i must say it didn’t seem like the children were afraid of him. The majority of people seem to know who he is, and are really excited to see him in public. It’s kinda like they WANT him to harass them, so they can say just that; “hey, i got harassed by hard gay the other day. it was kinda cool". Overall, i think he’s a positive influence. First of all, he’s taking a semi-hot button issue, and turning it around. He’s taking a phrase like ‘Hard Gay’, and messing with the meaning, making it not such a big deal to say something like “I saw some Hard Gay action yesterday.” second, he’s taking a preconcieved notion and satirizing it. He’s showing us just how stupid it is to view ALL gay people as leather-wearing, flamboiant freaks. If that’s how gay people are, then why is this so shocking to us? He’s showing us just how normal real gay people are; by satirizing the preconcieved notion. Lastly, if nothing else, he trying to break down restraining taboos. he may have thrusted in the children’s direction a few times, but they certainly didn’t care. as a comedian, he knows where the line is. That episode was more of a “kids say the darndest things” episode anyway (at least it think, i can’t understand japanese but there was someone with limited translating ability watching with me, and they kept coming back to that one kid, and everybody seemed to love what he was saying). Barring the thrusting, he was exceedingly nice to the kids. The thrusting may have even been cool thing to them too, considering they’ve seen him on tv, and everything is funny to you that age. he was running around the playground with them, and he made them sushi with exactly what they wanted in it. And the parents were there the whole time. he was talking to them, really talking to them. How many people really talk to their kids, have an earnest conversation with them, because that’s what they want the most. Throughout the whole segemtn, they were dictating what would happen, and he did it. overall, society has become so consumed with overprotection and shielding of our children, that they rarely get a real world experiance anymore. i think japan has an edge on america; they still take their kids to the park and let them play wiht whoever, it seemed. In america, that’d never happen in the suburbs. instead, we’d take them to soccer, or something of OUR choice, and limit who they came in contact with. all in all, i think hard gay is hilarious, and he’s all in good fun. don’t take things so seriously all the time, you’ll live longer

03/30/06 @ 14:31
Comment from: Shingen
Shingen

Ha-do gei is the best EVER! did you know that the guy actually graduated from the most highly recognized college in Japan… he’s not allowed back there with cameras but who cares lol he gets all the pussy he wants!

04/11/06 @ 01:45
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