Chennai to the fore in protesting the kissing case against Richard Gere

I received an email about a novel protest which I felt important enough to share with you in some form (I’ve added to, and modified it somewhat): An arrest warrant has been issued in Richard Gere’s name for having kissed Shilpa Shetty during the AIDS awareness program. Reread that: AIDS awareness! On the twenty-fifth of May 07, there’s going to be a demonstration at the Marina Beach against the case in court. If you feel pissing in public’s a worse crime than kissing in public; or have noticed how hypocritical all of this is; especially when you take into account political rapes cases (that’s rape by politicians, btw); people murdered in staged encounters as in Gujarat: the Talibanisation of parts of the country: and are sick of wasting the judiciary’s time over such trivial things, please join the day long protest. You can come at any time, leave at any time. Bring your own banners, get info if you get anything related, or just come and shout – anything. This is your statement.

And please spread the message.

10 Comments so far

  1. Navaneethan Santhanam (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 12:47 pm

    Chennai’s social activism has always impressed me. Finally, someone has awoken to the fact that this case is bloody waste of time. When will the rest of the country awaken to this realisation, I wonder.

  2. Govar (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 3:55 pm

    I’m surprised – again and again – how our people are continuously bothered, irritated and care so much about such trivial things. Gere kisses Shetty. I mean, who the *&^* cares! I would love to see the IQ scores of our saffron brigade!

  3. sachin (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 4:16 pm

    India needs more jobs. Because alot of people including the jaipur high court have no work. Btw.. i hear that the the indian judiciary would take 320 years at the current pace of work to clear all pending court cases. Wonder how this turned around in minutes!!

  4. pong (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 8:54 pm

    Hey, if we make the slogans on the placards/banners funny enough, we may get coverage from the Daily Show. Send your candidates in below. Here’s a start:

    Kiss in public! Don’t piss in public.

    No grudge when judge!

    How the grudge stole Kissmas.

    Make out, not war!

    Do hugs, not drugs!

  5. pong (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 8:54 pm

    Shilpa comin’ round the courthouse when she comes.
    Shilpa comin’ round the courthouse when she comes.
    It’s OK, Gere is only human.
    Kissed that pretty Shetty woman.
    Shilpa comin’ round the courthouse when she comes.

  6. Planemad (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 9:41 pm

    25 May? Noooo, exams :(

  7. VC (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 11:49 pm

    Interesting idea, though not sure about the effect the protest will have on anything. It will just be portrayed as a bunch of youngsters with too much time on their hands. With a little imagination, the same protest can be much more effective.

  8. sam (unregistered) on May 2nd, 2007 @ 8:28 am

    Who’s organsing this a bunch of bloody young fools with nothing better to do I bet. They are probably hoping that by doing this they can promote kissing in public in Chennai that is the real reason behind it all. These would be the same youth who are trying to change the culture of the country how disgraceful that they are from Chennai.

    The people of this city have no shame or morals
    don’t know how they will last in the heat and the stench of the beach.

  9. Yogesh (unregistered) on May 2nd, 2007 @ 10:10 pm
    here is a link of my blog..i cant understand why people are making a big fuss about the whole thing

  10. Balaji Kartha (unregistered) on May 3rd, 2007 @ 8:52 pm

    25th of this month did you say??

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