Enrique Iglesias has run into some unexpected controversy surrounding a recent performance in Sri Lanka. The Times of India reported on Dec. 27, 2015, Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has said he thinks the organizers of the sexy Iglesias concert should be whipped. Sirisena has expressed the belief that the recent show by Iglesias in Colombo was uncivilized and therefore organizers should be whipped using toxic tails of stingrays.
During the concert there were excited local women seen running on to the stage to kiss and hug Iglesias. Some women got so heated up from the concert they threw their underwear at Iglesias. Sirisena said this was uncivilized behavior which goes against the culture of the people of Sri Lanka. He went on to say he doesn’t think the women who took off their brassieres should be whipped. However he expressed the belief that the organizers of the concert should be whipped with toxic stingray tails.
In medieval Sri Lanka whipping with the tails of stingrays was reserved for hard criminals. The concept is used today as a well known idiom for extreme punishment for wrongdoing. Sri Lanka has a very conservative society where public displays of affection are not considered acceptable. There have been reports of the police arresting couples for kissing in public parks.
Business Standard has reported Iglesias has slammed the recent Iglesias concert in Colombo. According to the Chinese Xinhua news agency Sirisena said that the concert had a negative impact on the local tradition and culture in Sri Lanka. Aside from the extreme excitement from the sexy nature of the concert Sirisena was also not pleased with liquor being served for free to those who bought the most expensive tickets. The price of the tickets was between $50 and $350.
Sirisena is a Sinhalese Buddhist. He says he can not keep himself from expressing his views. Sirisena said he will l speak out when he thinks the traditions and culture of the people of Sri Lanka are being harmed. He has gone on the day he will make certain such events are not approved in his country in the future.
It is the feeling of Sirisena the organizers of the concert were just interested in making money and that not everthing in life should just be about money. This could present Sirisena with a problem in his democratic country where the desires of many of the women could apparently have an impact on future elections.