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akt Apr 16th, 2007 23:46

protesters to burn effigies of Richard Gere
 
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

PeakXV Apr 16th, 2007 23:51

It's the Dalai Lama who he's suppose to kiss and make up to - isn't it?;)

moo Apr 16th, 2007 23:54

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!

ba9rn Apr 17th, 2007 00:08

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. [shock]

Nick-H Apr 17th, 2007 00:26

He could be wrestling her to the ground.

She looks as though he is. Maybe she was trying to steel that microphone!

Sama Apr 17th, 2007 00:50

I sure wouldn't complain if Richard Gere grabbed me like that....

Nick-H Apr 17th, 2007 00:56

I'd bloody complain if Shilpa Shetty grabbed me like that :eek:

Merchant Apr 17th, 2007 00:59

Where are the protesters? Why are they protesting?

capt_mahajan Apr 17th, 2007 01:03

Thats not a kiss, thats an armlock, or necklock or whatever.

I think the guy is strangling her. Then why are they protesting?

Nick-H Apr 17th, 2007 01:05

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!

the opoponax Apr 17th, 2007 01:08

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...

ba9rn Apr 17th, 2007 01:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nick-H (Post 324717)
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.

Merchant Apr 17th, 2007 01:14

Ah, yes, the old "white man outrages an Indian woman's modesty" protest.

ba9rn Apr 17th, 2007 01:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by Merchant (Post 324730)
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. :hug:

Merchant Apr 17th, 2007 01:20

Ah, yes, the old "Indian woman fails to uphold the honor of her countrywomen" protest.


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