So this star in Vietnam, Hoang Thuy Linh, made a sex tape with her ex-boyfriend (DO NOT MAKE A SEX TAPE, PEOPLE! EVER!!) and it was “accidentally” leaked onto the Internet. But Vietnam isn’t quite so liberated as the U.S., and, instead of making a Paris Hilton-style star out of her, it’s ruined her career. Her television show — on which she plays a virginal schoolgirl — has been canceled as a result of the leak. And it doesn’t end there!
On Thursday, Hanoi police detained four college students accused of posting the sex clip to the Internet. They could face charges of “spreading depraved cultural items,” which carries a sentence of six months to 15 years if convicted.
Police identified the man in the clip as 20-year-old Vu Hoang Viet, who is currently studying overseas. They said a friend copied the film off of Viet’s laptop, and passed it along to other friends who then posted it online.
Most of the public’s wrath has been directed at Thuy Linh rather than Viet.
“People will forgive him, but not her,” said Tran Minh Nguyet of the Vietnam Women’s Union, which promotes gender equality. “Vietnamese think it’s OK for a boy to have sex at that age, but not for a girl. It’s absolutely unfair.”
Man, Paris Hilton or not, this sort of shit makes me really glad I’m an American. I mean, I’m always patriotic, but it’s important to see little reminders of this.
I think Hoang should hop on a plane and come to the U.S.! We’ll make a star of you, Hoang!
The sex video — totally NSFW — is after the jump.