Performing arts rule violators banned from playing on TV

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Artists who violate rules governing the performing arts by showing up on stage scantily clad will be banned from playing on local television, according to a new order issued by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Accordingly, local television stations are not allowed to organize, produce, and broadcast programs which feature artists wearing skimpy outfits or lip-syncing.

Shows that include previous violators, such as singer Thu Minh, actress Minh Hang, and model Thai Ha, will also not be allowed to be broadcast. 

The ban also includes advertisements that feature rule violators, reported Tien Phong newspaper Friday.

However, Thu Minh has just been invited to be a jury member on reality game show The Voice, and Minh Hang is the winner of the reality show "Dancing with the Stars", in a final night on June 17.

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Hang was fined not only for wearing scanty clothes, but also for lip-syncing at a show last May.

The new order follows instructions released by the ministry at a meeting in Hanoi on June 1 that included stronger penalties for for both artists and show organizers involved in performances that include "inappropriate" outfits and/or lip-syncing.

The fine for such violations has been increased from VND2-5 million to 15-25 million. In addition, violators will be banned from performing for three months to two years.

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