Hindu Hard-Liners

Actor Richard Gere found himself in a bit of trouble in India, as the Rocky Mountain News reported March 15 based on AP material:

India’s top court suspended an arrest warrant Friday against Hollywood star Richard Gere, wanted for allegedly breaking public obscenity laws by kissing Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty at a public AIDS awareness event last year, an attorney [Anil Grover] said. …

Gere embraced and kissed Shetty on her cheek at the public AIDS awareness event in New Delhi on April 15 last year, prompting Hindu hard-liners to allege the pair had offended the sensibilities of India’s traditionally conservative culture.

How dare Gere kiss a woman on the cheek during an effort to reduce AIDS! The horror of it all! Blindfold the children! Call the police!

Or the “Hindu hard-liners” could investigate that wonderful American invention: the Chill Pill.