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Richard Gere charged with obscenity for kissing charity co-host

Indian authorities have issued warrants for the arrest of Richard Gere and Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty on obscenity charges after Gere kissed and hugged his co-host during an HIV/AIDS benefit in New Delhi last week.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070426/ap_on_en_mo/people_gere

A kiss and a hug may not be a big thing for us, but public displays of affection are taboo in India, and a court issued the warrants after a viewer complained.  Hopefully the reaction by the media regulators in India will jolt the "watchdogs" in the U.S. (FCC) to reexamine their reactions to "obscenity" complaints and not go overboard in "protecting" us as they appear to be heading.
Tags: charity, india, obscenity, richard gere, warrants
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