No sex please, we are Hongkongers: 18+ Central row shows city needs to grow up
Did Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, Horace Cheung Kwok-kwan or any of the other people who complained about the “18+ Central” show at the Hong Kong Harbourfront actually visit the show (“Will 18+ Central be the last sex show on Hong Kong’s harbourfront?”, April 8), or did they condemn it in ignorance?
I visited on the evening of April 6, and did not see anything that I would consider incompatible with public morals. There was no more nudity than can be seen on some TVB Pearl dramas, or the Miss Hong Kong pageant, or even a public beach.
Tony Tse Wai-chuen, a member of the Harbourfront Commission, objected on the grounds that, “the harbourfront, as a valuable site, should be enjoyed by all”, but what about the beer and wine events that are similarly only for over-18s? Even more exclusive – the site can be booked for private corporate events. Does he object to those too?
Sex is a normal, healthy human activity and Hong Kong should be sophisticated enough for adult events that focus on it. Far from sophistication, Regina Ip wants to reduce Hong Kong to naivety.
Allan Dyer, Wong Chuk Hang