People are Freaking Out About About Yang Mi Reading a Lesbian Comic

By on February 14, 2020 in NEWS

People are Freaking Out About About Yang Mi Reading a Lesbian Comic

Yang Mi’s (杨幂) love for all things comic and manhua-related is widely known. Growing up as a fan of comics, the 33-year-old herself is also exceptionally talented when it comes to drawing. But a recent discovery of a hobby of hers has gotten fans to freak out, bombarding social media threads with a lot of conspiracy theories.

A netizen shared a zoomed in picture of Yang Mi at the airport, and through the reflection of her sunglasses, fans could see that Yang Mi was reading a manhua on her phone.

Her reading manhua was not surprising. What was shocking was that Yang Mi was reading SQ: Begin With Your Name <从你的名字开始>, a popular yuri (lesbian) manhua.

Excited and shocked with this new information, fans poured in with conspiracy theories. Some happily joked that Yang Mi had turned gay. Others went on to say that her obsession with lesbian comics is the reason why Yang Mi divorced Hawick Lau (劉愷威), and joked that she  should film a lesbian series with Angel Wang (王鸥), Hawick’s rumored ex-girlfriend.

Source: On.cc

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

16 comments to People are Freaking Out About About Yang Mi Reading a Lesbian Comic

  1. m0m0 says:

    i’d be more concern if she was a teenage girl. she knows enough to make informed decisions of what’s good for her. straight or not, people should probably be more concerned of whether she’s truly happy instead of her sexuality. some people discover their true selves after years so just let it be.

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  2. megamiaow says:

    I highly doubt readers of Yuri are only read by lesbian women and Yaoi are only read by gay men. There wouldnt be any profit to speak of. People need to grow up.

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    • coralie replied:

      @megamiaow to be fair though, even i don’t entirely understand why straight folks like to read GL or BL-centered stories. i guess i just don’t see what’s so attractive about it that you can’t find in straight novels?

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      • megamiaow replied:

        @coralie You know how straight men like seeing girls kissing….? Well, that 😀

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      • oystergirl replied:

        @megamiaow Men are very visual, so it makes sense to me why they’d find that attractive. But that doesn’t explain why a heterosexual woman would find this kind of material appealing.

        Not that I think it’s good or bad per se, nor am I suggesting that she’s a lesbian. I just can’t wrap my mind around it, lol.

        My best guess is that her obsession with reading/drawing manga has led to a lack of discrimination when it comes to content.

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      • iciel replied:

        @oystergirl I can’t speak for everyone, but personally I enjoy yaoi better than regular shoujo primarily due to the types of story. Yaoi is more mature and deals with stigma and pressure from society. Shoujo usually deals with really cliche love stories that you can see everywhere. Female protagonists are also usually portrayed as weaker and more dramatic. If you are interested, start with the yaoi manhua “Here U Are”. Strong and charismatic characters and beautiful art.

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      • oystergirl replied:

        @iciel Ahh, thanks for your input! I did some quick research after reading your post, and indeed, it appears that the romance genre of manga is typically divided into two sub-categories. The “shoujo” genre is more light-hearted and youthful, often portraying clichéd heterosexual romance, whereas the “yaoi” genre is darker, more multifaceted.

        I’m not keen on mainstream romance novels myself, for the same reasons you’ve stated, so it makes sense to me why some manga fans would opt for the latter. Learned something new today. 😛

        I do love a good read, so I’ll have to check out your suggestion some time.

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      • megamiaow replied:

        @oystergirl Yes true, I did mean it was one of the reasons but people may just generally be reading for the story if its a good one or is mainstream and just happened to have yuri/yaoi elements.

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      • potatochip replied:

        @coralie It’s like how gay people can watch or read straight shows and novels. If you are secure in your sexuality, it does not matter what fantasies you expose yourself to.

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      • oystergirl replied:

        @potatochip I see what you’re saying, but I think gay people watch & read straight shows because the media is saturated with them. By comparison, there aren’t very many shows that cater to the LGBTQ community, so they’re unfortunately not left with many options.

        On the other hand, there are tonnes of popular comics that cater to a heterosexual audience, so why seek out a lesbian one in particular?

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      • megamiaow replied:

        @oystergirl it says in the article its popular so shes probably just reading like we all do when we hear somethings good. I checked out the first few chapters its like a light comedy done in comic strip format and based on high school life. Not my type, but I can see how it can appeal to a wide audience.

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      • coralie replied:

        @oystergirl girl you get me! i don’t understand the desire to seek dramas where people portray same-gender relationships (not that there’s anything wrong with them.) mostly because there’s so many other dramas out there which fit into our heterosexual norm.

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      • kidd replied:

        @oystergirl

        “On the other hand, there are tonnes of popular comics that cater to a heterosexual audience, so why seek out a lesbian one in particular?”

        Because the dynamic of the relationship is different between heterosexual couple and same-sex couple. Hard to explain.

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      • coralie replied:

        @potatochip gay people have no choice though. heterosexual dramas are all they’ve been exposed to. whereas, as @oystergirl mentioned, homo-sexual dramas caters to their specific demographic, except they’re widely loved by people of both genders. this i find very surprising.

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  3. jimmyszeto says:

    She could be bisexual…

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  4. kidd says:

    If Yang Mi love all things comic and manhua-related, she would have read many different genre of comics.
    Like @megamiaow said Yuri are not only read by lesbian women and Yaoi are only read by gay men.

    People are thinking too much. 😛

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