W.Hats off to Alison Hammond, Channel The Lost African Gray Parrot, Nigella Lawson’s electric oven, Shed on the roof, “Did anyone say Beveragino?”, Natalie Cassidy, “OK.com” and Cat Slater? If you’re re-reading that question for the 10th time, chances are you’re completely immersed in the world of leopard prints and Han’s Process, a very British subculture that lets you say “this is wine” to the internet faster than “this is wine”. Makes it comprehensive. ‘Somewhere watch’ on a piece of driftwood. Echoing mainly with women and lesbians, celebrities and soap operas, reality TV icons and female pop stars, Han culture mixes national pride filled with nostalgia, camp humor and irony. If American social media influencers are on sponsored vacations, cheating and always on sponsored vacations, they are vile, sarcastic and closed in their “holibubs”.
A huge source of lockdown escapism, the biggest promoters of Hun culture are Instagram accounts such as Lovefons (650k followers) and Hunnet (205k followers), while its famous Acolytes from Lysette to Lily Allen to Katy Perry. Instead of using hateful memes, or relying on twisted black humor, in a world of fire, one meme is fickle, riffing in the daily yassification (e.g., celebrating a pack of prosecco-flavored Pasta’n’Suce.), Or any. Performing something relevant to a particular celebrity immediately. As the story unfolds, its subjects begin to rejoice in their haunting state, warming the inclusive sense of its humor. “It’s a laugh instead of a laugh,” explains Gareth Howells, founder of Hunsnet, who has also written a beginner’s guide to diversifying his brand with merchandise, brunch events and podcasts. “It’s a safe place between the straight culture and the LGBTQ + culture. If the straight jokes, the Huns get it.”
Hun Culture can be traced back to the end of 2012 and has a parody Twitter account called okuokhun. This handle was a play on the delicious obscure phrase used by everyone’s aunt on Facebook and was usually printed with “x”. (Sample music: “Am I looking for attention? , Now closed Hunofficial. (Beginning in 2014, the account was shut down two years later after an incorrect post defending music producer Dr. Luke.)
James Kingsley-Scott explains, “I started Hunofficial as a way to promote my queer pop club Night High. He thinks the quick success of the account was down all the time. , Who often used the phrase in his program. The result? “Avalanche to be.”
“Primary Hans” posted by Kingsley-Scott is still popular today: actor Natalie Cassidy, singer Kerry Catona, and broadcasters Vanessa Feltz and Anthia Turner. “You can limit Han’s definition to Trier,” he says. “She’s going to wear a little black dress and do it with all the glitz and glam. It’s a ‘feel scared but find it anyway’ attitude. Howells agrees, composer Lisa Scott-Lee, broadcaster Ruth Langsford and reality TV star Citing his personal top-level hunches as Gemma Collins. She says, “We root for the weak.” “If people have tried and not evaluated, we will still support you and make it work differently.”
All the women shown in the accounts to be different have huge lesbian flowers, many of them elevated to post-ironically “iconic” status due to their mix of glitz, glamor and grit. “It’s about living with courage,” says Kingsley-Scott. “It’s really like, ‘Fuck you, I’m going hunting.’ That’s the gay sensibility – to be out, to be loud and to be proud. ” For Howell, Hunsnet is all about keeping women on pedestals and “celebrating them shamelessly”. So actor and loose woman panelist Dennis Welch, who regularly features on LoveFuns and Hunsnet, is not entirely clear about what makes her (although in our interview she mentions a group of WhatsApp friends that she uses to organize group manicures. And Nibbles, which is to be the peak), she is sure of one thing. “If I were to try to explain Han culture, I’d say: ‘Well, gays like it.'” She laughs. “And they love me. I’ve always been a gay icon.”
The same is true of Kim Woodburn, whose somewhat experimental presence in Han culture has made celebrity Big Brother and I’m a celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. “I’m a complete gay icon, my dear,” she told me during a somewhat 10 minute phone conversation. “I think so [gay people] Are remarkable. If you want to love someone of the same sex, you can’t do anything about it. How does he feel about being praised for being? “If I’m a Han person, I don’t know. But if I am, I am.”
Is she on a site? “If you ask: Do I use social media where I let people know all my business? I don’t do that. ‘I’m going to get my hair done, I’ve got my nails done’ – who cares? It is not surprising that such rubbish is on the Internet. It is necessary to make a living.
Woodburn’s clear attitude, mixed with collective nostalgia for him How clean is your home? Watching a TV reality show puts him at the heart of Han culture. Rebuilding and re-clipping clips from the early 00s from Big Brother or EastEnders abound on its Instagram accounts, while many niche, many gay-friendly cultural reference points like Nadine Coyle lied about her age to Irish popstars in 2001.
“That’s the thing we all tapped at the beginning of social media,” explains Hun Stan Jack Rook, whose excellent Channel 4 sitcom Big Boys, set in 2013, is full of culture nodes, including the pet goldfish named after him. Favorite presenter, Alison Hammond. “It simply came to our notice then. [on The X Factor in 2008]”For Ruk, the retro vibrancy of Han culture in 2022 is the opposite of the seriousness of Twitter and life.” But we are laughing with you. You don’t have to take it seriously – it’s coming from a state of love and camaraderie. It’s an extension of friendship. “Welch agrees:” I always take my work very seriously, but I take myself very seriously. If you do that, you can never be fair. ”
Welch, 64, is one of the many older women featuring in the wide-ranging Hunives, where experience, durability and well-earned intelligence are the currency. “These feel like women hanging out for a cup of tea,” Rook says. “They feel accessible. But I really think so [what these sites are doing] It’s colder than that, because we’ve had an industry for a long time that has ignored women of a certain age. It has literally removed them from television, or removed them from popular culture, in the very strange belief that they are no longer relevant. I like the fact that it’s like Han culture, ‘No, we’re still celebrating these women – they’re not past it, they’re not invisible.’ My mother always said that she was not represented on television except as a loose woman.
These are mostly women, or soap characters, who have endured highs and lows. “I think if you’re old and alive and still relevant anyway, it makes you happen,” says Welch, who first learned about lovefans through his rockstar son, 1975’s Matty Haley. “Especially like I have traveled with alcohol and drugs.” After things like the phone hacking scandal changed attitudes towards tabloid culture, the past behavior of female celebrities can now be seen in a new light. “I support Han culture,” says Ruck, “because it’s like, ‘No, we’re going to celebrate these women who will be constantly off the press 15 years ago.’
As culture grows, so do its standards. So, while it’s still ruckus built around the “good time girls” thing, she also believes there’s room for some straight men as well. “I firmly believe that Martin Lewis is one,” he says. “I sometimes see Ben Shepherd as being, because you have to present a program like Tipping Point.” Maybe it’s a spray tan, I suggest. “Ben Shepherd is a must-have,” Howells agrees. “David Dickinson is to be one. Peter Andre. Duncan James from Nilo. I.”
Perhaps the purest thing about being great, whether they are famous or not, is the lack of awareness about their potential. Now the danger is that the B&M carpet will lose its purity as the incident spreads like a glass of Kylie Minogue’s own brand of roses. This is a concern that has bothered Ruk too. “For me there is a degree to be, and to be true are those who don’t know who they are,” he says. “If you’re down the next level, you know and you’ll play the fans. But if you really want to be, then you go down the scale because it’s not vertical.”
Ruk, like everyone related to the world of Hun, is eager to see the expansion and adaptation of culture. Giving his disciples a place to live, laugh and love. But there is a broader, beverage-based element that he feels needs to change to become a little more inclusive. “I think reducing Hans to Proseco will remove a much older generation that still has brandy, vodka, gin girls,” he insists. “A lot of people out there don’t do prostheses because for them it means heartburn and acid reflux.” Making sure everyone is OK? That’s x to be top-level there.