Sex video star hired as anchor on Macau TV
March 24, 2007
A former politician who became infamous after a friend secretly taped her
having sex, was hired by a Macau television station as its news anchor, local
television reported this week.
Her friend then gave the footage to Scoop weekly magazine, resulting in Chu's
downfall from politics as the VCD quickly circulated throughout South-East
Chu capitalized on the publicity by writing her biography,"Confessions of Chu
Mei-feng," and opening a cafe in London with her Chinese boyfriend.
Chu said the lesson she learned from the incident is that one should never give
It is a lesson that seems to have made her stronger.
"I want to tell everyone: Even if you are down and out and feel there is no way
out; never give up. At this moment you might see only darkness, but the next
minute you may see stars in the sky. That was my experience," she said in a
January TV interview.
Video clip of Chu Mei-feng minutes after the
In 2006, Chu's former friend was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail and
in January the publisher of Scoop magazine was sentenced to two years.
Though the porn film is in her past, it is often hard to leave these types of
indiscretions behind. Asian culture can hold strong taboos over such issues.
Considering that the video was taken without her knowledge it is likely that
this contributes to the communities' fogiveness.
The video clip was extremely popular in China and Hong Kong and represented a
early internet pornography clip of a known personality - all too common in
western culture - for East Asia.
Nonetheless, it is likely that the Macau TV station is enjoying the publicity
that the new hire is generating. Fans can look forward to seeing her on video