Katy Perry visited India in April and during her peformance she brought Australian athlete Doug Bollinger onstage to demonstrate the proper way to swing a bat during a cricket game. Bollinger cozied up behind her and gripped her microphone, a seemingly innocuous gesture that so angered a lawyer in attendance that he filed a charge against the pair.
That lawyer, K. Jebakumar, claims the gesture — and subsequent hip-shaking dance the two shared — was “obscene and lascivious,” and “distracted students who were writing exams at the time.” Following the performance, Jebakumar filed a claim with the Madras High Court, stating that Perry and Bollinger committed offenses under India’s Indecent Representation of Woman Act. According to local press, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla were also cited in the complaint.
An Indian court is set to hear the case on July, 31st. That is one country that is not on my list to visit..