Myanmar models face jail time over explicit videos on OnlyFans

Nang Mwe San (Left) and Thinzar Wint Kyaw (Right). (Photo: The Irrawady)

The junta announced on Friday that two prominent Myanmar models were arrested and charged with "harming culture and dignity" for releasing films online, notably on the intimate video-hosting platform OnlyFans.

The junta stated that Nang Mwe San reportedly "distributed paid pornographic photos and videos that could... harm Myanmar culture and dignity."

Thinzar Wint Kyaw, an additional top model, and actress with over 1.5 million Instagram followers, reportedly posted similar videos to the content creation website Exantria, according to the statement.

They had done so "without the modesty that Myanmar women should maintain," the report stated.

They will be prosecuted under the statute governing electronic transactions, which carries a maximum sentence of fifteen years.

AFP was unable to verify the purported pornographic nature of the videos.

Since gaining power last year, the junta has consistently asserted that the deeply Buddhist nation's traditional culture was under attack during Aung San Suu Kyi's democratic administration.

Others who posted to similar websites and "harmed the shame and modesty of Myanmar women will be identified and held accountable," the statement continued.

Nang Mwe San, a doctor by training, had her medical license canceled in 2019 by the Myanmar Medical Council, which claimed that her attire in a social media post violated "Myanmar culture and tradition."

Thinzar Wint Kyaw was temporarily detained by the military last month after traveling to an area controlled by ethnic rebels.

Both have been inactive on Instagram over the past few weeks.

Since last year's coup, the Southeast Asian nation has been in upheaval, with war raging throughout large portions of the country and the economy in ruins.

As the country descended into anarchy, the junta cracked down on press freedoms, detaining reporters and photographers and canceling broadcasting licenses.

Publish : 2022-08-07 12:17:00

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