protesters to burn effigies of Richard Gere

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#1 Apr 16th, 2007, 23:46
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A kiss causes protesters to burn effigies of Richard Gere. You decide if they have a case: http://in.news.yahoo.com/070416/137/6emf9.html
Last edited by akt; Apr 17th, 2007 at 01:36.. Reason: Changed title to avoid confusion with KISS, the band
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It's the Dalai Lama who he's suppose to kiss and make up to - isn't it?
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oooer, a public display of affection!
NB Whilst I personally am mindful of taboos in other peoples cultures, this was after all an awareness campaign about a (mostly) sexually transmitted disease.
Wake up zealots!
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Unbelievable. Perhaps even more strange is the caption to the photo... "Actor Richard Gere (L) kisses Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty". As if there is any doubt which one is which.
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He could be wrestling her to the ground.

She looks as though he is. Maybe she was trying to steel that microphone!
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I sure wouldn't complain if Richard Gere grabbed me like that....
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I'd bloody complain if Shilpa Shetty grabbed me like that
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Where are the protesters? Why are they protesting?
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Thats not a kiss, thats an armlock, or necklock or whatever.

I think the guy is strangling her. Then why are they protesting?
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There's no news just a photo and a headline.

I could say it is the reason that ants swarmed all over my kitchen yesterday!
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when i read the title of this post, i first saw "Kiss causes protesters to burn effigies..." and thought it was referring to the band, not the display of affection. i thought maybe big devotees of Kali were pissed about Gene Simmons' tongue action, makeup, etc. though i was wondering why it took 30+ years to arouse such ire...
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post There's no news just a photo and a headline.
Found a little bit more 'news' here: http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-04-16-voa33.cfm

In Delhi, "cheering crowds" - Mumbai, "burning pictures". What a strange planet this is.
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Ah, yes, the old "white man outrages an Indian woman's modesty" protest.
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Originally Posted by Merchant View Post Ah, yes, the old "white man outrages an Indian woman's modesty" protest.
Except, according to the report, the chants were "Down with Shilpa Shetty". Maybe she outraged the white man's modesty.
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Ah, yes, the old "Indian woman fails to uphold the honor of her countrywomen" protest.
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