French TV host created fake gay online profile just to laugh at gays on TV


Touche Pas A Mon Poste presenter Cyril Hanouna used fake dating app profile to prank gay people who texted him. In the segment on the programme Don’t Touch My TV Set, the presenter spoke for those who massaged him using feminine voices and gestures. The people who were unaware that they were on the phone were coaxed into talking about their sexual fantasies. But despite it all the host said he was not homophobic. “Homophobia is everything I’ve been fighting against for years, just like xenophobia, racism and misogyny, and today being called homophobic makes me feel really sad,” he said. SOS Homophobie, an association in France which protects gay people, has also made a formal complaint. President of the organisation, Joël Deumier, deemed the segment “scandalous, shameful and homophobic”. When you let people get away with behaviour like this, you trivialise homophobic discourse. This sketch was deeply homophobic and you would have to be aware of it,” he said.


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