Friday, May 04, 2007

Absurdity #9- Gere Should Know Better!

absurd-ridiculously unreasonable, unsound, or incongruous

An Indian court ordered the arrest of Hollywood star Richard Gere on Thursday for kissing Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty at an AIDS campaign event this month saying it was an obscene act committed in public.

Gere's repeated kisses on Shetty's cheeks at an event to promote AIDS awareness in New Delhi sparked protests in some parts of India, mostly by Hindu vigilante groups, who saw it as an outrage against her modesty and an affront to Indian culture.

Gere can be sent to jail for up to three months or fined or both for the crime if he is arrested. He is not in India now but can be held if he visits the country again.

The Hollywood star is a devout Buddhist and a vocal supporter of the Tibetan cause and visits India frequently to meet the Dalai Lama, who lives in exile in northern India.

Remember, Richard, you are not in the decadent United States when in India!

1 comment:

Ronni said...

Okay rule number one when traveling abroad... leave your american-ness at HOME! GEESH!