Internet wants VOYEUR nabbed after videos of couple having sex in hotel jacuzzi go viral
Two invasive viral videos showing a couple having sex in their private outdoor jacuzzi in a Hong Kong hotel have sparked serious privacy concerns among netizens. The clips filmed by an individual from above were reportedly shared on social media platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp.
Internet users think the couple was either filmed by another guest or an employee at a hotel in North Point. In one of the videos, the woman sits on the edge of the jacuzzi and enjoys a bowl of noodles while her partner's head is between her legs. The other video shows the man hugging the half-naked woman from behind as she continues eating.
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The railings around the pool are noticeably made of clear glass. In one of the clips, the cover is reportedly extended, but the person filming continues to tape the couple through the gap of a balcony railing. The videos have sparked massive concerns about the invasion of privacy in hotels.
As per Yahoo News, some users questioned the hotel's design, pointing out that those staying on the floors below won't have any privacy from other guests on the upper floors. Others called out the person filming the couple. "It's so cheap to secretly film them," wrote one user. "Have you thought of the harm you'll bring to those involved," said another.
"The Crimes Amendment Ordinance 2021 includes specific offenses against voyeurism, unlawful recording or observation of intimate parts, publication of images originating from these two offenses, as well as publication or threatened publication of intimate images without consent. These four offenses each carry a maximum penalty of five years' imprisonment," reports Coconuts Hongkong.
Luk Wai-hung, a practicing barrister, told Hong Kong 01 that the balcony can be regarded as a place "visible to the public" by law. According to the law, any individual exposing themselves in a public place is liable to a fine of 2,000 yuan, or $298, and 6-month imprisonment. But if the purpose of filming is to report a crime and provide video evidence to the police, it will be regarded as an evidence search.
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The portal states that in such cases the individual may be guilty of publishing obscene articles under Section 21 of the Control of Obscene and Indecent Articles Ordinance. It is punishable by a fine of 1 million yuan ($150,000) and 3 years in prison.