Hoang Thuy Linh Sex Tape Video and Download

Posted on October 25, 2007 at 10:59 am (PST)

Hoang Thuy Linh is a very famous 19 year-old TV Vanh Anh Diaries star in Vietnam who made a 16 minute sex tape with her 20-year-old ex boyfriend Vu Hoang Viet. Currently Viet is studying overseas, and he says his friends copied the video from his laptop, and posted it on the internet last week on October 15. Hoang’s TV show has now been cancelled. She gave a 15 minute tearful farewell to her audience saying:

“I made a mistake, a terrible mistake. I apologize to you, my parents, my teachers and my friends.”

Unlike Vanessa Hudgens who sent nude pictures to one guy, then another to Zac Efron which made its way onto the Internet, Hoang is being condemned by communist Vietnam, and she will not be forgiven, which means the end of her career, unless she moves to the United States. A visa, however, after this is unlikely. Vanessa just got a $1 million contract with Sketchers. Viet is not expected to suffer much since he has no career as of yet. 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.

The 16 minute video makes Kim Kardashian, or even Paris Hilton’s sex tapes, look boring. If you want to watch it you can see the full version here, or a shorter version with sound here or here, or you can download the full video here, or here.

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Hoang Thuy Linh : Paris Hilton Style Sex Tape Surfaces in Vietnam

Hoang Thuy Linh sex tape

The sex tape starring Paris Hilton and then-boyfriend, Rick Salomon, did wonders for Hilton’s career and helped make her into a superstar of sorts. Fornication-for-the-nation worked for her in surprising ways. Her image has been all over the media ever since. Irritatingly so.

Pretty much the opposite has been the case for Vietnamese TV star, Hoang Thuy Linh, when a sex tape she made with her boyfriend was posted on the internet. It was a private video that boyfriend, Vu Hoang Viet, kept on his computer. It became public when an associate copied it from Viet’s laptop and passed it onto other friends, eventually ending up on the net.

Vietnam has a conservative culture when it comes to sexual matters, especially where public impressions are concerned. Thuy Linh in a sense epitomized this view. In the Vietnamese TV show, Vang Anh’s Diaries, she played the role of a young woman who is quite progressive in her thinking but who also holds to the traditional female virtues known as cong, dung, ngon, and hanh – roughly translated as tidy, charming, soft spoken and chaste.

It came as quite a shock for Vietnamese surfers to see their TV heroine getting hot and heavy with a camera recording every raunchy move. Of course the old double standard, typical of more traditional societies is alive and well. While Thuy Linh is being outed as a whore and reprobate, her boy friend isn’t suffering the same level of vilification. According to a few people interviewed about the tape – Thuy Linh’s career is ruined and she will never be forgiven by the public. Her boy friend Vu Hoang Viet on the other hand, can anticipate forgiveness and some measure of understanding, perhaps even admiration. The ‘boys will be boys’ attitude forgives all, but is unsparing in its criticism of the girls who make it all possible.

The actress made a teary confession on TV as she stepped down as teen role model. She expressed deep regret for her “terrible mistake” and apologized to her parents, teachers and friends.

This is absurd. Thuy Linh is being trashed publicly because some jerk posted a private video on the net! The offense doesn’t lie with Hoang Thuy Linh, it lies with a culture that still demonizes women for doing what guys do as a matter of course.

Vietnam is modernizing rapidly and views of sex and gender roles are changing. It’s pathetic that Thuy Linh is being sacrificed to appease the requirements of traditional two-faced morality

Thuy Linh’s inadvertent lesson

BY PETRA HENDRICKSON

Issue date: 10/24/07 Section: Opinion

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As a result of this video, and the media rampage that has ensued, the TV show, “Vang Anh’s Diaries,” has been cancelled. As is relatively common with BBC stories, there is a reader’s forum, where individuals can voice their opinion of the story.

One reader drew comparisons of the plight of the star of the show, Hoang Thuy Linh, to that of Paris Hilton. Others merely expressed sympathy for the star, arguing what she does with her boyfriend isn’t particularly anyone else’s business.

At a minimum, most people seem to agree that the show shouldn’t have been canceled. The show, which was about teenagers, was enormously popular with younger viewers as well as their parents. Even before the show was canceled, parents refused to allow their younger children to watch anymore, given Thuy Linh’s unacceptable behavior off camera.

As I was reading the article, I was struck by how commonplace this seemed to be in my American mind set, but how shocking it was in Vietnam. From Bill Clinton to Paris Hilton’s infamous videotape, to me it’s refreshing that a big scandal would revolve around someone being intimate with
their own partner. The video was a five-minute clip posted from a cell phone. If a cell phone was the best someone could do, Thuy Linh and her boyfriend were probably discreet about it.

The other big factor for Vietnam is that it’s a conservative society, and although the BBC reports that it’s not all that uncommon for teenagers to engage in sexual activity, it’s still undoubtedly taboo, and any involved teenagers would thus have to be extra hush hush about their extracurricular activities.

The assumption that teenagers don’t have sex seems to be a common one. It’s even quite common in the U.S., where abstinence-only education is encouraged because clearly, if you just tell teenagers that they shouldn’t have sex, and provide them with no information about how to do it safely just in case, they’ll just sit on their hands and wait until they’re married.

I mean, I for one know that this was the case in my high school. No one ever had sex, because heck, it’s immoral. All the pregnant high school students? Immaculate conception, my friend. Maybe it’s my cynicism, but it seems that people are going to be inclined to have sex if they feel like it, regardless of what their parents, teachers and even
religion say.

And if that is the case, aren’t we doing society a disservice by keeping these youths in the dark and refusing to give them information that could help them make more informed decisions? A tried and true argument is that if people don’t want a baby, they shouldn’t have sex. But if they’re not being adequately informed about things, is it fair to assume that they’ll be able to foresee all the consequences?

Access to birth control would at least give them the opportunity to practice a little responsibility in light of the fact that teenage pregnancy and STD rates demonstrate that regardless of whether they’re told not to,teenagers who want to have sex are probably going to. Maybe the Vietnamese scandal will spark some constructive debate around the world about perceptions of teenagers and their “activities.” The world needs a discussion like that right about now.

Hoang Thuy Linh’s Sex Tape Kills Her Acting Career

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19-year-old Hoang Thuy Linh, who stars in the Vietnamese television series Vanh Anh Diaries, is facing dire consequences due to a sex tape of her and her boyfriend that leaked over the internet. Days after the video leaked, Vietnam Television (VTV) dropped the series, according to BBC News.

Hoang, face wet with tears, made a profuse apology on the VTV show in which the series cancellation was announced.

Hoang had cultivated a good-girl image as part of her role on Vanh Anh, where she plays the schoolgirl Vanh Anh. The show centers on the lives of Vanh Anh, her friends, and day-to-day life as Vietnamese schoolchildren, BBC News reported. A hugely popular show amongst preteens, my impression is that it could best be described as the Vietnamese equivalent of The Lizzie McGuire Show.

According to the Associated Press (AP), the 16-minute video clip hit the internet on October 15.

The sex scandal had everyone in Vietnam talking. Vietnamese conservatism (a societal heavy emphasis on pre-marital sex, for instance), coupled with the show’s massive and rising popularity among children and young teens are two primary reasons as to the dramatic reaction to the scandal.

A commenter in the AP story pointed out that Hoang’s boyfriend has evaded public wrath, whereas Hoang has been victim to the blame and embarrassment, suggesting gender inequality in Vietnam.

On the web, commenters in fora can be seen expressing their mixed reactions, from showing deep sympathy for Hoang and drawing analogies with Paris Hilton’s sex tape (which, in contrast, turned her into a superstar) to admonishing her careless actions and disrespect for her position as a role model for young girls in Vietnam. Either way, one thing is clear: the sex scandal has tarnished Hoang’s career forever.

More photos of Hoang Thuy Linh:

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Hoang Thuy Linh
More of this story on the web:
The Associated Press: Vietnam is Having a Paris Hilton Moment
BBC News: Web Sex Clip Halts Vietnam TV Show
Hoang Thuy Linh Sex Tape Video and Download (contains links for video download)

Posted by: christine on Oct 26, 07 | 4:09 am | Profile

COMMENTS

Apart from the inherent conservatism of Vietnamese, I guess the key issue here is that she is the star of a children’s show. Perhaps a better parallel than Paris Hilton would be Hillary Duff: if this had happened while she was Lizzie McGuire, she almost certainly would have been dropped as well. But now that she’s an adult with a “sexier” image, it might actually be a career boost! I think whether sex tapes are a plus or a minus depends on the person’s position, image and audience.

Posted by: Dr. Lee on Oct 26, 07 | 5:53 am

Uni students to face court for posting internet pornography

(26-10-2007)

HA NOI — The Ha Noi Police Department decided yesterday to begin prosecuting four people for disseminating internet pornography based on Article 253 of the Criminal Code.

The accused are university students Nguyen Huu Tai, born in 1984; Vo Thanh Hiep, born 1982; Nguyen Thu Linh, born 1986 and Vu Thi Thuy Linh born 1986. All reside in Ha Noi.

They are accused of stealing and posting a private sex clip on the internet on October 16. The film involved the sex life of popular TV star Hoang Thuy Linh, 19, and her boy friend, Vu Hoang Viet.

The police said a friend copied the film Viet’s laptop and passed it along to other friends who then posted it online. The clip caused much public outcry.

The four accused were in custody for three months as issued by Ha Noi’s People’s Procuracy. Ten young others were announced as having a hand in spreading the sex film.

This is a new crime in Viet Nam, said Major General Nguyen Duc Nhanh, director of the Ha Noi Police, and this is the first time Ha Noi Police have investigated such “new crime.”

The incident is warning for the whole society, particularly the young, he said — VNS

Sex video killed TV star

October 28, 2007

Sex video killed TV star

Article from: The Sunday Telegraph

October 28, 2007 12:00am

 

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Disgraced…Huang Thuy Lin’s TV show was cancelled after a video of her having sex with her boyfriend was posted on the interjet.

 

 

 

SHE is the Paris Hilton of Vietnam.

This petite soap star has scandalised the conservative nation after a sex video with her boyfriend was posted on the Internet.

Unlike Hilton, however, Hoang Thuy Linh, 19, is unlikely to capitalise from the scandal as her show has been cancelled and she has been forced to make a tearful apology.

“I made a mistake, a terrible mistake,” said the doe-eyed teen, who had cultivated a good-girl image. “I apologise to you, my parents, my teachers and my friends.”

Police have arrested four students accused of posting the video of the teenage TV soap star having sex with her boyfriend.

Authorities yesterday announced the arrests of the four Hanoi men and women, aged between 21 and 25. They would be held for three months pending an inquiry.

Hoang Thuy Linh, the lead actress of Vang Anh’s Diary, was at the centre of a storm nearly two weeks ago when Internet users downloaded the clip, which initially ran for five minutes, from a video-sharing website and began circulating it.

Vietnam state television canned her popular nightly show after the clip was revealed.

The soap, an interactive youth drama in its second season, offered lessons on teenage issues and allowed viewers to vote on moral and lifestyle questions by mobile text message and email.

It had been controversial in the communist country, praised by some for addressing youth issues but criticised by others for focusing on the concerns of the fashionable, urban middle-class elite.

Authorities believe the clip was stolen from the laptop of Linh’s boyfriend. Linh and her boyfriend, the son of a senior police official, would not face charges, Hanoi police director Nguyen Duc Nhanh told Phap Luat Ho Chi Minh City newspaper.

Hilton’s sex tape, made with then-boyfriend Rick Salomon, surfaced just before the start of her reality TV series, The Simple Life and helped propel her to superstardom.

Web sex clip halts Vietnam TV show

By Nga Pham
BBC Vietnamese Service


Vietnam has been hit by hurricanes, floods and a catastrophic bridge collapse of late, but the nation is abuzz with talk of just one thing – a blurry video of an encounter between two teenagers.

Hoang Thuy Linh on Vietnam Television

Thuy Linh (R) was popular with children and parents

Internet forums are swamped with messages about an online sex video apparently showing 19-year-old Hoang Thuy Linh, the star of the popular TV series Vang Anh’s Diaries, and her boyfriend.

“This is the most scandalous and controversial thing that has ever happened in Vietnam’s virtual world,” says journalist Hung Nguyen.

A couple of days after the so-called Vang Anh scandal broke, Vietnam Television (VTV) dropped the series.

A five-minute clip, filmed by mobile phone, was originally posted on YouTube by an anonymous user.

It has since been removed, but copies of it – including a 20-minute long version – are being circulated on other websites.

Parental approval

Thuy Linh, despite playing a schoolgirl in the series, is actually a first-year college student.

Even in a conservative county like Vietnam, it is not unusual for teenagers to engage in sexual relationships.

This poses a big question about modern life that the mainstream newspapers need to answer

Tran Le Thuy and Huy Duc
Vietnamese journalists

The problem is that Vang Anh’s Diaries is hugely popular.

The series, which focuses on the daily life of Vietnamese school students, was in its second season when the scandal broke – and Thuy Linh’s character, Vang Anh, had become a kind of idol among youngsters.

Before this, Vietnamese parents had approved of the programme. They considered it educational as the children featured were not only talented and beautiful, but also doing very well at school.

“All my friends and myself watch Vang Anh’s Diaries regularly,” says 13-year-old Thu Thuy.

“I especially love Vang Anh. She’s smart, she’s pretty, she’s so so cool. I love her style.”

Thuy admitted she was shocked to be told by her parents that she is no longer allowed to watch Vang Anh.

“My mum said Vang Anh had been a very bad girl. But she didn’t explain why.”

Ratings winner

Despite unprecedented attention from the public, state media soon went cold on the story after some critics branded the topic “sensational” and “cheap”.

But the frenzy continues on the internet.

Blogs and forums are flooded with millions of messages discussing whether Thuy Linh deserves sympathy or punishment, and whether she needs to apologise publicly to her fans.

“The topic cannot be spared only for tabloids to cover,” wrote journalists Tran Le Thuy and Huy Duc in Sai Gon Tiep Thi.

“This poses a big question about modern life that the mainstream newspapers need to answer…

“That is the question about information control in terms of blogging [and] privacy protection. That is also the question about the sexual revolution among the young people in Vietnam nowadays.”

While the term “sexual revolution” remains somewhat controversial – it is an editorial minefield for the Vietnamese press – the mention of it can work wonders for TV programmes.

The VTV show in which the closure of Vang Anh’s Diaries was announced, with Thuy Linh tearfully apologising to her parents and begging for understanding from her fans, attracted a phenomenal number of viewers.


Should the show have been axed? What is your reaction to this story? This form has now been closed. Read a selection of comments below.

The real story here is how bloggers have broken through the government’s tight media screen to get their opinions out to the rest of the country.
Aviva West, Hanoi, Vietnam

Whats wrong!!!!! We see suicide bombers killing hundreds of people on TV, insugents killing and mainming hostages and yet a bit of two people enjoying themselves and we are in fear of society.
Jenny Howard, Seoul, S.Korea

I’ve seen that video You shouldn’t show to others. The girl and the boy does what has to be done at that age. That’s it! There is nothing to do with TV show and others on the globe. It’s their personal. Let’s keep it so. And “show must go on!”
Raitis, Latvia

The show should not have been cut. Actors and actresses are people and they have their own lives. They should not have be treated any different, and people should not expect a moral example from them.
Conúil, Belfast, Ireland

I feel very sorry for this young lady Hoang Thuy Linh whose name is now in the news. Its one of those things girl, if you really want to be famous, then be ready to contain everything scandal. All the same, life must go on.Cheer up girl.
Nana Ama Owusuaa Osei-Tutu, Accra ,Ghana

This is just pathetic- the same story as with Paris Hilton. It only increases popularity – and anyway – she had sex wow! She’s 19 what do you expect? Even as conservative a country’s society as Vienam’s couldn’t possibly so naive as to believe that is something new and scandalous – shocking really – wake up and say hello to the 21st century…
Macduck, United Kingdom

To avoid this kind of bad things, parents have to discuss with children about some of the dangerous of child sex. In Asian countries, parents are shy to talk about sex with children. Like Europe countries, sex education should be must for this generation students. Because of there are many media’s spoiling this generation children. To overcome from these, we have to show the correct way to children. There should be some severe punishment to people who are misusing the internet.
Murugan, Chennai

It’s very hard as a Westerner to say yes or no to this – our cultural values are so different, and who are we to push ours onto others? But in my personal opinion, the answer is no, it shouldn’t have been axed. Permitting herself to be filmed wasn’t the wisest choice Thuy Linh could have made but at the end of the day, it’s just sex.
Sophie, Ireland

So this poor teenage actress had a perfectly normal, healthy, act between herself and her boyfriend caught by some scumbag with a mobile phone and she’s the villain of the piece? Completely unbelievable. The poor girl deserves sympathy. The twisted individual who took – and then shared – the illicit video is the villain of this piece. I hope he, and all those who have subsequently propagated the clip, is tracked down and punished appropriately.
Disgruntled, Frankfurt, Germany

What this teenage girl does in her private life is her own business. Parents should not try to save children from reality and disappointment, it will happen all thier lives.
Saad Rajput, Canada

This is typical of repressive societies. The first thing they try to control is your sex life. If you permit them to tell you when, how and with whom to have sex, controlling everything else is easy. This is why religions and other despotic regimes are anti-sex. The world will be better off when we are rid of both.
James Smith, João Pessoa, Brazil

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