[<< wikipedia] Alvin Tan (blogger)
Alvin Tan Jye Yee  (Chinese: 陳杰毅) is a Malaysian Chinese pornographic film performer. He became famous for a blog publicising his sexual activities with his girlfriend, and later became controversial for his criticism of Islam, leading him to flee his country and seek political asylum in the United States. He calls himself a "free speech activist".


== Online activities ==
Tan, a Malaysian of Chinese descent, was a Law student at the National University of Singapore. He uploaded videos to his blog of himself having sex with his girlfriend, while inviting others to join in. The opposition to these videos, as pornography is illegal in both Malaysia and Singapore, led to Tan being stripped of his ASEAN scholarship for the university. Pressured by their families, the couple shut down their blog.He is a critic of Islam, comparing it to Nazism, and has called for a "separation of mosque and state". Tan and his girlfriend posed for a photograph while eating pork and uploaded it to Facebook as a Ramadan greeting, which led to them being put on trial for sedition. They pleaded not guilty, but were jailed without bail until the conclusion of the trial.While Vivian Lee remained in Malaysia to face trial, Tan left Malaysia for California, and continues to post content critical of Islam, including a video of him reciting the Muslim call to prayer bare-chested. In November 2015, Tan again caused controversy when he uploaded onto Facebook a comic strip of photographs of himself defecating, and then wiping his anus with a page from the Quran, the Islamic holy book. He took a picture of his faeces in that comic strip. He stated in his comments on the post that any abuse he received for the act would only bolster his opinion that Islam is violent.


== Criticism ==
During Tan and Lee's trial, Prime Minister Najib Razak said that "The insolent and impudent act by the young couple who insulted Islam showed that freedom of expression and irresponsible opinion can jeopardise the community".Tan has a following of 85,000 on Facebook as of November 2015, including some Muslims. However, he has also been criticised for bringing bad publicity to other members of the nation's ethnic Chinese community. During his trial, Malaysia's Attorney General Abdul Gani Patail said that Tan's Ramadan photograph was likely to be the motive to a religiously-aggravated assault on a Chinese man.


== Adult film career ==
Upon his arrival in California, Tan began working as a professional pornographic film actor. He is well known for his work with Banana Fever.


== See also ==
Sedition Act (Malaysia)


== References ==


== External links ==
Official website
Alvin Tan on Twitter 
Alvin Tan on IMDb