The Hong Kong Performing Artistes Guild on Wednesday condemned the increasing circulation and uploading hong obscene photos on the Internet, purportedly of local celebrities. The latest example posted online Tuesday was a photo of a partially dressed woman resembling actress Cecilia Cheung.
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Other victims have included pop stars Edison Chen and Gillian Chung, who both appear celebrity bed together semi-naked. Alan Tam, the guild's chairman, said the issue had been elevated to a social topic.
Edison Chen and Gillian Chung in this still from a music video. A guild board member, Astrid Chan, said obscene photos of members of the public had also been uploaded, setting a bad example for youngsters.
She said the artists involved had yet to get in touch with the guild, but the management nude of one photo been in contact. Chen's management company, Rich and Famous, confirmed it had reported the matter to police.
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Chen is out of town for an indefinite period, a company spokesman said. Chung's label, Emperor Kong, also reported the matter to police. Her company insisted the photos were manipulated with computer software and urged the media not to publish the photos.