Two viral videos showing a couple having sex in their private outdoor jacuzzi at a Hong Kong hotel have raised privacy concerns among social media users.
The videos, which would have been shared on Facebook and WhatsApp groups a few days ago, show a couple making love in their private outdoor jacuzzi while another person films them from above.
It is not known when or where the videos were taken. Some social media users believe it was filmed by another guest or an employee of a North Point hotel that offers rooms with private jacuzzis on the balcony.
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In one of the viral videos, the woman is seen sitting on the edge of the jacuzzi eating a bowl of noodles with her partner’s head between her legs. The other video shows the man hugging the partially naked woman from behind.
The person behind the camera managed to film the couple through the gap in a balcony railing.
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Some social media users have raised concerns about the hotel’s design, pointing out that those staying on lower floors will have no privacy with other guests on higher floors. Others, however, called the person filming the couple.
“It’s so cheap to film them in secret,” one user wrote.
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“Have you thought about the harm you will cause to those involved,” another said.
The hong kong the government adopted the Crimes (Amendment) Order 2021 on October 8, covering four new offences, including “voyeurism, the unlawful recording or viewing of private parts, the publication of images resulting from voyeurism or the unlawful recording or viewing of private parts as well as the publication or threat of publication of intimate image without consent, and related matters.
According Hong Kong mediaunder the law, anyone caught exposing themselves in public could face a fine of HK$1,000 (about $127) and a six-month jail term.
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Posting a video showing indecent acts online, such as the case of the person who filmed the couple, violates Hong Kong’s “Obscene and Indecent Articles Control Ordinance”, which carries a fine up to HK$1 million (about $127,421) and three years’ imprisonment.