HCM City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism have imposed VND3.5 million ($170) each on supermodel Thanh Hang for smoking at Elle Show and singer Thu Minh for wearing scanty clothes in a music show.
Thu Minh fined for wearing scanty costume
Thu Minh will have to pay the fine within ten days while the show organising firm served a warning.
On May 3, the Performing Art Agency asked HCM City authorities to check and punish singer Thu Minh for wearing scanty clothes in a music show in late April. Earlier, the local media criticized the singer for showing her breast in the show.
The Agency also asked HCM City to take tough measures to prevent artists from wearing scanty clothes.
On April 16, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh issued an instruction on addressing performing activities to deal with violations in art shows.
Before the case of Thu Minh, model Thanh Hang was criticised for using an e-cigarette in the Elle Show 2012. HCM City authorities also decided to impose VND3.5 million of fine, on the show organising company because smoking was arranged by the organiser.
Thanh Hang’s use of a cigarette as prop while on a catwalk