Richard Gere Learns Kissing Is Not Cool In India
Unlike Jude Law, Richard Gere is apparently not the model tourist in India.
According to reports, a court issued arrest warrants for Richard Gere and Celebrity Big Brother winner Shilpa Shetty on Thursday, saying their kiss at an AIDS event in New Delhi "transgressed all limits of vulgarity."
Demonstrators in Mumbai (Bombay) set burned Richard Gere effigies and shouted "death to Shilpa Shetty". Yikes.
Kissing is a huge deal in India. In the past, kissing controversies have even set off spats between Pakistan and India.
Point is, if you are travelling to India, don't kiss anyone, or you may find yourself in an Indian prison, praying to god that well known gerbil urban legends don't become an Indian prison reality.