A view of the world since 2006 from north of the 49th Parallel.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Protesters Burn Effigies of Richard Gere
Holy cow!! Angry crowds in several Indian cities burned pictures of Hollywood actor Richard Gere and Indian actress Shilpa Shetty after he publicly kissed her hand and cheeks at an AIDS awareness event. Demonstrators say Gere's kissing of Shetty goes against Indian culture.
I had no idea who Shilpa Shetty was until Richard Gere performed this unthinkable act.