Astoundingly, a warrant has been issued for Richard Gere and Shilpa Shetty’s arrest after they appeared on stage, kissing and hugging and rightly so. It was in FRONT of other people! How utterly impure! Thank goodness SOMEONE stepped up to the plate and started burning images of the two of them. Touche!
There’s nothing like a good old fashioned obscenity trial to really polarize and enflame everyone and to really renew a sense of rage. There’s the inevitable winning combination of self righteous religious conservatives to the bellowing about the inappropriateness of such provocative behaviour in public while going to extreme lengths to disguise their own proclivity for sexual contact with rodents and opium bender weekends. There’s total disbelief from the rest of the world that a trial like this is even vaguely viable. There’s the potential for international diplomatic intervention and the lucrative free publicity conveniently occurring in the exact week or so during which Gere’s film is released. Is there anyone that doesn’t win in this kind of situation? [source]