Japanese TV ‘characters’ come and go at an alarming rate, but comedian Razor Ramon’s alter-ego, Hard Gay, has taken the nation by storm. The hip thrusting ‘homosexual’ showing both determination and staying power.
Yet Hard Gay’s immense popularity may well be his downfall, as a sexual minority network has complained to entertainment giant Tomy for producing a game based on Razor Ramon’s creation. In fact, so incensed is the Kyoto-based group, it has demanded that the company immediately cease production of its unique version of the popular kurohi-gei Kiki Ippatsu game.
As the toy involves putting a person in a barrel and then gleefully prodding them with swords, the group claims that such behaviour will become associated with homosexuals; the combination of gays and random poking become inexorably linked. Giving rise to fears that children may think that discrimination against sexual minorities is fine.
Tomy has failed to say whether or not it will halt production of the game, but a spokesperson for the company said. “We have taken the matter seriously, and want to respond. The concept of the game is not to stab people with swords, but rather it is to have the character jump out from the barrel. We want to explain that there has been confusion.”
Alleged complaints from the Tokyo-based Pirates Against Persecution about yet another version of the sword and barrel based toy have yet to be confirmed.
Northampton Plumbing says
Is the guy in the blue shirt waiting for something or has he just been injured?
Do they have a sword that you poke in the back where Razor Ramon would find out what it is really like to be gay?
Eric at Paris Daily Photo says
I think I enjoy the comments on this blog almost as much as the blog itself! This is a funny toy that is sure to get lots of buyers!
Silent Scream says
Come sit on my lap and we’ll discuss whatever pops up.
Seron (Ken) says
Hey, poking pirates with swords is a leading cause of global warming, and offensive to all true Pastafarians, or so says the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Seron (Ken) says
Forgot to add – I saw today an official TBS Lazer Ramon keitai strap that lets out four different yells when you press the buttons, and his name was spelt “Layzor Ramon” on it.
suguru hirahara says
please keep in mind again that…he is not gay at all.
Large Women Fashions says
He is not Gay?? Ahh but how do you know that for sure….
Irony is that he now has a fiance (woman for sure)and worried about his reputation if he get married to her…Because he has been pretending to be HG that made him so famous…
Mainichi Daily reported that he isn’t even making a lot of money yet – http://mdn.mainichi-msn.co.jp/waiwai/face/news/20051230p2g00m0dm003000c.html.
So this poor girl is marrying a guy who everyone thinks is gay and doesn’t have a lot of money… Now that’s a real catch.
Julie Hell says
These comments are almost as hilarious as Hard Gay himself. Stop taking yourselves so seriously folks. Have a bit of a laugh. It can be very liberating.
HG rules……………. i love razor ramon…. the game is cute too and so is a key-chain….???!?!?!? hmm…. i think the game can be rated for above 21 yrs of age for purchase…. it’s so COOL!!!!!!!!!
what a heck!..it looks cute.cool~ and its FUN!
anyobody know where to get the toy..?
yea is there any way i can get in new york??
I think there were some selling on ebay in the past. But I couldn’t find any as of late.
SAY SAY SAY! Kurohi-gei Kiki Ippatsu HOooooOOOOo!
Sei, sei, sei. Well, I’d like to share some HG-stuff.
Hilarious, as most of HG’s shows, but this has SUBS.
must-see this one, the continuation of the first link
there’s something nice in it for guys, as well for girls. the ending is very heartwarming.
Sei Sei Sei Sei!!
HG brings out laughs, thats all its matters.
To all of you who don’t like him,
COME GET IT!!!!!
sorry guys, but there is only 5 prototypes of this game ^_____^
Say, say, say, say…
people the toy is really good.
But only 5 Protos!
Does anyone know how I can get the outfit? I saw a pic of it on a manican.
you see Hardo Gei UK.
I love HardGay! I’m from Brazil and I just found his videos out on youtube.com. It’s a lame that people think like that. He is so funny! 🙂
Sei sei sei sei seiii!!!
i love you HG will you marry me?
is hard gay really gay or is it just an act?