Don’t kiss in public in India?

Wtf? Warrant issued for Richard Gere’s arrest in India following public kissing. Kissing on the cheek, mind you. An “obscene act”, apparently – it’s official!

Public displays of affection are still largely taboo in India, and protestors in Mumbai (Bombay) set fire to effigies of Gere following the incident.

Wtf? They burnt effigies of him? For a bit I wondered if the anger was directed solely at him. Apparently not.

… while protesters in other cities shouted “death to Shilpa Shetty”.

Here we have actual human beings, calling for the deaths of other actual human beings, because they kissed in public? Ye gods and little children, will the insanity of men never cease?

One Response to “Don’t kiss in public in India?”

  1. May 3rd, 2007 | 6:43 pm

    Yep, that’s about right – ever been to India?
    Its perfectly OK for the men to grope your wife (while she’s asleep) and watch Bollywood women in the bars shaking their booty more provocatively than Beyonce, but burn the mf’s if a westerner pretends to kiss an Indian women.

    Its a beautiful country but probably about the least inward looking most hypocritical place you’ll ever visit. Rant over