A model who published nude photos of herself on the internet has sparked a media frenzy in Vietnam as critics claim the images threaten traditional values in the communist country.
Last week, actress and model Ngoc Quyen, 23, published a series of photos of herself posing naked by a river in a forest in rural Vietnam. The images carried the caption "take care of nature in the same way you care for your body."
The story spread like wildfire in the media, Facebook and internet chat forums, with many commentators criticizing the use of nudity to raise awareness for a cause.
Ngoc Quyen said she published the photos as a personal initiative, unconnected to any organized environmental campaign.
One post on popular website Dan Viet by a contributor calling themselves Huyen Trang, said: "Nude photos are not acceptable in Vietnamese culture. She is not protecting but polluting the environment. More...
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