HONG KONG: Ad for HK porn actors gets brief airing at job fair

Hong Kong's high unemployment has many young residents scrounging for work, but job fair officials have drawn the line at an advertisement aimed at recruiting 'passionate' porn stars

The Straits Times
Thursday, July 29, 2004

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's high unemployment has many young residents scrounging for work, but job fair officials have drawn the line at an advertisement aimed at recruiting 'passionate' porn stars.

The two-day job fair had been open for just 90 minutes on Tuesday when embarrassed organisers took down the ad for pornographic film-maker Sun Power Production.

The South China Morning Post said the ad had asked for actors aged 18 to 38 to apply for roles in adult movies. Although no experience was required, the actors should be ready to 'strip naked'.

Sun Power manager Tommy Wong was quoted as telling the Post that he hoped to help Hong Kong compete better in the adult film industry.

'I don't understand why the organisers are so sensitive,' Mr Wong said. 'We do not violate the law. People should not view us with bias. None of our ads are deceptive. I even mentioned that the actors have to be nude.'

Job fair organisers called the ad inappropriate given that the target audience was young Hong Kongers.

'We do not recommend they start their careers in such industries,' the government's Employment Development Service marketing director Winnie Chan Wai-yan was quoted as saying.