Friday October 19, 2012
Sex blog duo speak out
PETALING JAYA: Unperturbed by snide remarks and backlash against their erotic blog, lovers Alvin Tan and Vivian Lee have told their detractors to back off.
In a video message posted on Tuesday, Tan and Lee fielded frequently asked questions about them since their blog Sumptuous Erotica went viral after the Singaporean media featured it.
Asked if they would be issuing a public apology, Tan poured vitriol on his critics.
“(Making an apology) has never crossed my mind. What do I have to apologise for? For hurting your soft, sensitive feelings?
“Or, I don't know, breaching some moral code which you hold dearly to yourself, which I do not hold to?
“So no, I will not be making a public apology,” he said, to which Lee chimed in: “No way”.
At the same time, Tan an Asean scholar at the National University of Singapore's law faculty said their lives had changed for the better now that they were out in the open.
“We really appreciate the media attention. Back then, not a lot of people cared about what we did or said, but now a lot of people seem to care about what we do, or at least temporarily, so that is good.
“We don't want to run away from the limelight. We want to get comfortable with controversy and learn how to manage media attention. So, I don't know how our lives have been negatively affected,” he said.
They also said they would continue doing what they have been doing.
“But it's a question of timing. We probably won't continue again so soon ... (or) publish so quickly; we will look for a more subtle way to distribute our material in the future,” Tan said.
In the nine-minute video posted on Youtube, the couple, fully clothed, were asked if they would participate in unusual sex acts.
“I don't know. I'm an open-minded guy. I'll do everything once. It's up to Vivian,” he said, to which Lee excitedly said she was game.
Lee, 23, has just finished her business studies and is looking for a job. Tan, 24, is an accomplished pianist and guitarist as his YouTube page suggests.
For some, no shame, just fame