Alvin Tan Jye Yee, 24, a National University of Singapore (NUS) law student, and his 23-year-old girlfriend Vivian Lee, also a Malaysian, had uploaded photos and videos of themselves in suggestive posts as well as having sex.
The blog has since been deactivated after both Tan and Lee came under heavy fire over their photos and videos, which have been deemed obscene.
However, both do not regret their actions.
The couple is said to be currently back in Malaysia and Tan has plans to go back to NUS in January to finish his law degree.
Tan had received an Asean scholarship in 2004 and attended Xinmin Secondary School and Raffles Junior College before entering NUS on an Asean undergraduate scholarship.
Tan and Lee had apparently met on Facebook and started their erotic blog after initially uploading their photos there.
“One day, we were fooling around and my girlfriend had the idea of taking nude photos.
“After taking more and more photos, we started to want some sort of recognition for our work so we uploaded them on Facebook but we blurred out the critical parts,” he said when interviewed by Yahoo! Singapore.
He added that they started the blog in September when their photos in Facebook were continuously being flagged and taken down by site administrators.
Tan also told Yahoo! Singapore that both he and Lee have been approached to endorse sex toys and lingerie by companies in Singapore.
The Singapore Straits Times reported that Tan might get into trouble when he returned to Singapore.
Quoting lawyer Bryan Tan of Keystone Law Corp, the daily said Tan might be hauled up for breaching the Films Act for producing and uploading the raunchy videos.
The lawyer also said Tan might have breached NUS rules and code of student conduct.
A NUS spokesman said it could not disclose if Tan was a student because the information was confidential.
The Straits Times also quoted Tan as saying: “What can (NUS) do? Terminate my scholarship or expel me? I can't say I will be fine with it, but if it happens, I can accept it.''
Meanwhile, Guang Ming Daily reported that Lee was unperturbed by the controversy she and Tan had created.
She said she was not worried the matter would upset her family and or about what her parents would think.
Lee said she and Tan did not care what others thought about them and would continue with their “activity” as they both enjoyed it. - The Star/Asia News Network
Vivian Lee defends postings of her erotic pictures and videos with boyfriend
By EDDIE CHUA The Star/Asia News Network
“I see nothing wrong in posting the nude pictures and videos of our sexual relationship on the Internet. It was intended for the world to see how much we love each other. I cannot understand why people have to make so much fuss about this. It is our private affair,” she said.
Lee, 23, and her boyfriend of six months Alvin Tan Jye Yee, 24, caused a cyber furore when their postings on their blog Sumptuous Erotica became viral and was caught on by the Singapore media.
“To us, the pictures on the blog were a work of art. We are open-minded people and we just want to share this with the world. We want them to see how pretty it was.”
Lee said she failed to understand why people had different perceptions on Asians when they posted such images in cyberspace.
“It is all right for Westerners to do this but not Asians. This is double standard. I cannot understand why people have to judge us.”
She said Asians should not be too conservative but be open about their sex life.
“There is nothing wrong talking about or having sex. It is a normal thing between two consenting adults. There should not be any stigma when a couple wants to talk or be frank about this. I cannot understand why this has to be blown out of proportion and sensationalised.”
Lee, who is staying with her parents in Johor Baru, said they never anticipated their blog to become so prominent overnight.
“It was not done for commercial purposes. It was simply for fun and love. When we started the blog in September, we got a small following, mostly from Westerners. But three weeks into the postings and after more pictures and videos were uploaded, Singaporean and Malaysian Internet users got wind of it, and in less than two days, the site went viral, followed by exposure by the Singapore media.”
Lee said they had no choice but to shut down the blog due to pressure from their parents.
“My parents were upset when they found out about it in the newspapers. I got the mother of all scoldings.
“However, they are calmer now and have fully accepted my actions.”
Lee appealed to the media to leave her parents and family alone and stop harassing them.
“They have nothing to do with this. Please don't haunt them.”
Lee said she was unafraid to face the consequences of her actions.
She would continue to live life “as though nothing had happened”, she said.
“I don't care about what people think or say about me or their perception of who I am. I don't care if men stare or ogle when I am out in public. Neither am I embarrassed for being the girl in the erotic pictures and videos.”
Lee, who just finished her business studies and is now looking for a job, said the uproar would not stop her from continuing her relationship with Tan.
“Instead, this would make our relationship stronger,” said Lee, who planned to visit her boyfriend in Kuala Lumpur soon.
‘Porn’ blogger says he wants to keep doing it
By TASHNY SUKUMARAN, The Star/Asia News Network
He has absolutely no regrets about the furore the sex blog he shared with Lee has caused.
“We're going to stick together and have a lot of sex, and record it too,” he told The Star yesterday.
The Asean scholarship holder is currently under the spotlight for his raunchy images on the Internet, but neither he nor his girlfriend are frightened by the attention.
“My parents aren't really saying much about the morality of it they are more concerned I will be in trouble with the law or my university (National University of Singapore). They aren't saying, oh my gosh, this is so morally shameful,” said Tan.
The Malaysian couple also said they were keen to leverage off their fame and had set up a function on their now-blocked blog where fans can send them e-mail and be kept abreast of their lives.
“This is a critical period, and we intend to use this time to build a following. Perhaps we won't do videos and such anymore for public consumption, but we could be bloggers or endorsers. We want Alvin and Vivian to become a household name, a pair known for being a sexually open duo,” said Tan.
The couple revealed that they had received masses of fan mail, including propositions for sex from men and women.
Tan also brushed off the threat of legal action, saying he didn't believe they were “in much trouble legally”.
“People are advising us to lie low, to focus on getting lawyers or dealing with the National University of Singapore (NUS).
“But we are focusing on leveraging on this for more lasting fame,” said the NUS law student, adding that on Monday his blog had received over 100,000 visitors.
Tan, who is expected to face a disciplinary hearing by a National University of Singapore (NUS) board later in the month, said he was currently preparing for the encounter and would decide what to do afterwards.
“I'm surprised they gave me so much time to prepare. I'm just going to stand my ground. Everything I want to say, I've already said to the media.”
He admitted that although his life “did not depend” on staying at NUS, he would rather not face expulsion.
Tan said the couple intended to stay together for the foreseeable future, although they admitted
Porn blogger to face disciplinary inquiryMalaysian undergraduate Alvin Tan Jye Yee, who posted sexually explicit photos and videos of himself and his girlfriend on his tumblr blog, is facing a disciplinary inquiry.
A spokesman for National University of Singapore (NUS), where 24-year-old Jye Yee is pursuing a law degree under the Asean scholarship, reportedly said he had been served notice to appear before a board that will take appropriate action against him.
Jye Yee is not receiving scholarship funding as he is on leave of absence and has been advised to take down the offensive posts, the spokesman said.
Jye Yee and his 23-year-old girlfriend, Vivian Lee, who graduated from the Multimedia University (MMU) Malacca campus, have since removed their Sumptuous Erotica blog after coming under fire for posting erotic pictures and videos, including one titled Rape Play, and inviting public comment.
Faced with the prospect of losing his scholarship or even expulsion, Jye Yee told Malaysian media on Tuesday that he wanted to challenge social boundaries and test the limits, Sin Chew Daily reported today.
Said Jye Yee: "What can NUS do to me? Withdraw the scholarship or expel me?"
"I'm not saying I can't be bothered. If it happens (losing the scholarship or getting expelled), I can accept it. I have set up my own company. I have savings," he said, adding that he will return to NUS in January to finish his course.
Vivian, who told the media that she likes to go topless and aspires to become an "AV (adult video) star", said it was her idea to expose their sex life to the public.
She said unlike Jye Yee, none of her previous boyfriends dared to accept her idea -The Sundaily
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