Wednesday, October 24, 2007
The most popular show in Vietnam and one of the most popular in all of Asia was canceled last week. The reason was a sex tape scandal that shocked conservative Vietnam and caused the State run Television Network to cancel the nation's most popular show and shaming the star who had been hailed as a role model for all kids to emulate.
19 year old Hoang Thuy Linh was the starring actress in Vang Anh’s Diaries, known as Vàng Anh Ơi in the native tongue, a daytime soap opera in Vietnam. The television show focused on students and life in school, and was upheld as a model show by parents.
The grainy sex video was actually taken on a cell phone video camera and is about 20 minutes long. The video was the most popular video on YouTube for two days although the western media didn't catch on until YouTube released it's daily views. The video has been removed from YouTube and Linh went on national television in Vietnam to tearfully apologize to her fans.
Her boyfriend and the guy who released the video have not been blamed which is so wrong.
Obviously this is NSFW, but if you care to watch