Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn on Sunday, November 19, 2006 at 2:00 PM
So, I put my sex tapes online and held a press conference, it doesn't mean I'm seeking publicity
Actress reveals sex tapes
Yesterday, Zhang took her campaign to the Internet by releasing two video statements, including excerpts from the tapes. She says that publishing the videos online is a response to critics who say that her accusations and the tapes are just a way for to hype herself.
This online video response is of course just another way for to hype herself. And Internet companies are cashing in on the action too.
Below is the sensationalistic banner at the top of Sohu.com's special page about Zhang. At the left of the banner is a photo of Huang Jianzhong, one of the accused directors.
Zhang also has a blog on Sina.
Video sharing website Yoqoo is also enjoying the fuss. Zhang videos — two of them so far — are on a Yoqoo page. You can also watch the first one below. Note that Yoqoo have superimposed a second Yoqoo logo over the video, just to make sure that everyone knows the original source of the video no matter where it's reproduced.
The naked scenes in the video have the naughty bits pixellated, but it remains sordid. According to Yoqoo's own stats, this video had been viewed almost three million times at the time of writing.
UPDATE: There's lots more video here, including a spoof video about Zhang Yu.
UPDATE 2:Both Yoqoo and the page linked above have removed all the Zhang Yu videos, apparently by order (see
Vaguely related: Xinhua's also paying attention to naughty bits with a new installment of their frequent lingerie galleries.
Have fun out there on the Internet kids, just keep it harmonious and stay away from the degenerate stuff on Wikipedia!
NOTE: Comments are closed on this post. Sorry to have inflamed opinion and acted like a tabloid, and now come on like a Puritan, but comments full of ugly language are not acceptable here.
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