Hoang Thuy Linh’s Sex Tape Kills Her Acting Career


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:

Hoang Thuy Linh

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)

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  1. 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.

  2. seems like everybody has one in their closet somewhere. why do these girls do it when there is a chance it would be leaked someday. now that i said my piece, i am going to download it ; )

  3. If you were born after 1985…male or female…there’s a pretty good chance you’ve had video recorded sex.(yawn) What else ‘ya got?

    I don’t have VIRGIN/WHORE complex so I’m not likely to condemn a woman for having sex on video.I am-however-highly likely to critique it.;->

  4. BTW…wow she is some GIRL NEXT DOOR goodness! If she does’nt bounce back there-I hear Larry Flynt is still cranking out Asian Fever videos.

  5. I deplore all the heat being placed on her and none at all on her BF.
    Don’t compare this to Paris. This is Vietnam not the US.
    I’m not condemning her either, not with that lovely smile. I wish her well.

  6. wow what a boring tape she looked so uninterested but shes cute and i hate the fact that the guy isn’t getting any scrutiny from anyone and its all falling on her

  7. If her career is at risk, at a minimum
    that should give her another shot at it
    and re-shoot. even porn stars have bad days. perhaps replace the current partner and she might get a c+ out of it.

  8. What a shame. Her life/career is ruined all because of some awful sex tape. Her boyfriend should be receiving the majority of blame/wrath for this. I’m sure she was probably coaxed into making the video. But being that she stars in a show that children watch, she has to act accordingly and refrain from making sex tapes. This would have sure to been a career boost in America.

  9. Not gonna win any AVN awards.Did NOTHING for me.HE’S FIRED! Get off my set you gameless skeleton with your wannabe pimp rap.Even in Vietnamese his sh#t sounded lame.He’s directing a film with a total cutie and he just mangles it with his rabbit humping and total lack of imagination.

  10. I’ll jump on the bandwagon here, and agree with most of what’s been said. I certainly understand her being fired from a children/teen oriented show, because of this tape. Hopefully, though, her career won’t be totally destroyed.

    It was a VERY boring sex tape (as most are, IMO). Focusing on his inept thrusting instead of her was a big mistake by the director. :#)

    She clearly shouldn’t have to take the sole brunt of this, as the guy is certainly at LEAST equally culpable. But, despite Stripe’s assertion about those born after 1985, anyone making a sex tape in the past 5 years, or so (especially a celebrity) who thinks that it won’t become public, has to have a few screws loose.

  11. i didn’t actually bother to watch the sex tape. 16.0 mb is a big download and, i mean, no one really wants to watch grainy lackluster wannabe-porn

  12. I would say this compares to the Vanessa Hudgkins photos leaked a month or so back, more than anything else. I don’t have a problem with what she did. Who hasn’t made a sex tape with their lover?

  13. ^ yup yup. her boyfriend’s, i would guess. he probably then went to brag to his friends. and one of them sent the vid to his own phone and then upped it to the web. psst.

  14. I liked when he choked her with his baby carrot.

    Cute but foolish. This just goes to show how monumentally shortsighted young people can be. And while he should share some blame, SHE was the one who allowed him to film (and she even does some shooting herself). You reap what you sow, I reckon.

    “I promise I won’t let anyone see the tape” has become the “I promise I won’t come in your mouth” of the 21st century.

  15. Her boyfriend Vu Hoang Viet is currently studying at University of Nebraska, Omaha. Viet is the son of Vu Hoang Kien, a police chief of Hanoi, Vietnam.

  16. “I liked when he choked her with his baby carrot.” lmao 🙂 you’d be amazed that some of these guys are hung like hamsters 🙂

  17. wouldnt be a problem but then you have to go into the issue of consent 🙂 and plus i like going back to vn and wouldnt want to piss off the politbureau comrades :)) go REds 🙂

  18. Not that I have first hand experience, but here’s my speculation: validation of one’s skill/ability/power, and a document to view when old withered & saggy. Of course, those who do so without taking extraordinary steps to secure it tend to be young & stupid, in other words unable to foresee logical consequences of one’s actions.

  19. the life in the series does not necessary potray her real life outside. it’s no big deal on pre-marital sex nowadays. She may not get her chance to act in Vietnam TV again. Pity girl!

  20. Sex tapes can also be a way to better your performance: watch, learn and act upon it.
    Just save it with a password, inside the vault too… 🙂

  21. I just think her career is over, Vietnam is different from the US, plus she was a model for kids back in VN. If Hillary Duffs made this kind of sex tape while she was playing lizzie, I think Hillary will also be career sucicide with all those moms up and arm about it. Too bad for her.

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