Enrique Iglesias: Sri Lanka’s president says gig organisers ‘should be whipped’
Sri Lanka’s president says the organisers of an Enrique Iglesias gig should be whipped, as punishment over the behaviour of some female fans.
President Maithripala Sirisena said local women running on stage to kiss the singer and throwing their underwear at him during a concert in Colombo on 20 December was “most uncivilised”.
“This is most uncivilised behaviour that goes against our culture,” President Sirisena told a public meeting.
“I don’t advocate that these uncivilised women who removed their brassieres should be beaten with toxic stingray tails, but those who organised such an event should be.”
Whipping with “toxic stingray tails” refers to an ancient punishment reserved for hardened criminals in medieval Sri Lanka.
Public displays of affection are frowned upon in conservative Sri Lankan society.
Police are known to have arrested couples for kissing in public parks.
The concert was part of the Latin pop star’s Love and Sex world tour.
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You mean behaviour that was copied from the Western music lovers is uncivilised ?How can you do that?
what can the organizers do if our youths who have been abroad do these acts which to them do not appear to be indecent also . those who had seen the show have not commented so far on this behaviour
President burnt his fingers again. He just wanted to get popularity leverage from this issue. He doesn’t even talk about pressing issues such as deforestation of Vilpattu national park. This is damn cheap shot Mr. President!
Well, Mr President,
The country that you lead consists of degenerate youth and kudu dealing, ethnol trading, stock market manipulating, komis earning elder generation.
You must be extremely proud of sitting in that golden chair. I however, do not envy your position.
This disgraceful event was organised by two of our ex-star sportsmen. I also know of another super star sportsman who was named in Parliament as a ethnol trader.
Mr President, what matters in SL is nothing but the model of the BMW which you drive and perhaps, the brand of the bra which your wife/girlfriend wears!