One of singer Hoshi’s stalkers arrested

“Are we ever going to end the hatred and insults? Will someone come and tell them that we love each other and that it is not unclean. On the stage of the Victoires de la Musique this Friday in March 2020, singer Hoshi, Mathilde Gerner of her real name, brings a powerful message against homophobia. Above all, at the end of her performance, she links the gesture to the word and kisses a dancer who is present on stage with her. Homophobic comments erupted in the background, as if in support of the difficulty of living your sexuality freely. The message of tolerance, broadcast at prime time, is strong. But it is clear that some do not like it.

After her performance, the young artist from Versailles was insulted and harassed by hundreds of homophobic posts on social networks. “I spit on lesbians, and music is sea…”, for example, writes one surfer in a message revealed by Hoshi. Others go even further, making very explicit death threats to the 26-year-old singer. “We need to get the guns out, it’s going to be (sic) my AK47,” a stalker wrote on Twitter.

“It has been over two years since I filed a complaint for the threats and insults of a homophobic nature I have received since my song love censorship, wrote the young singer on May 26 on the social network. I look good. I don’t know. I try to be strong, but this is what I still often get. Justice is slow, very slow. I live with the daily fear that one of them will spring into action. Are you planning to perform? †

Multiple minors identified

According to our information, the investigation opened by the National Pole for the Fight Against Online Hate of the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Paris has just taken a leap forward. On Monday, June 20, investigators from the Central Office for Combating Crimes Against Humanity and Hate Crimes (OCLCH) arrested a young adult suspected of having repeatedly threatened the singer with death. Information confirmed by the Paris prosecutor’s office. The young man is said to have sent violent and repeated messages to the singer. This young man, who lives in Brittany, who has been described as “a screen addict”, is said to have recognized the facts during his 24-hour police detention. He was released at the end, after which additional investigations need to be conducted before possible charges are brought.

This young man is not the only one identified at the moment. According to a source familiar with the case, several minors suspected of publishing hate speech against Hoshi after his act were also suspected by OCLCH investigators. The identity of these young people has been passed on to the local public prosecutor’s offices, which are responsible for instituting any legal proceedings against the minors.

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