All entries for Friday 20 April 2007
April 20, 2007
Writing about web page http://www.postchronicle.com/news/entertainment/tittletattle/article_21275825.shtml
Some of you may have been keeping up with that whole Richard Gere and Shilpa Shetty problem in India (from April 15th). I've been taking a look at some of the more right-wing webpages and they seem to be steering towards blaming Richard Gere. Fair enough, he went somewhat too far. But picture this sort of thing happening in Bahrain or Jordan or some Arabic/Muslim country. The American Right-Wing would be all over it, blaming Islam and Arabic culture for the response. Obsessing over misogyny and the like.
When it happens in India, it is, apparently, Richard Gere's fault for the uproar over an "immodest act".