ENRIQUE Iglesias is used to whipping crowds into a frenzy, although not literally.
But Sri Lanka’s president has caused outrage by saying the organisers of Iglesias’s recent concert should be ‘whipped with toxic stingray tails’.
Maithripala Sirisena made the comments after female members of the audience in the capital Colombo ran on stage to kiss the Latin lothario during his Love and Sex tour.
Women also removed their bras and hurled their underwear at Iglesias, bringing a stinging rebuke from Sri Lanka’s leader.
“This is most uncivilised behaviour that goes against our culture,” he said.
“I don’t advocate that these uncivilised women who removed their brassieres should be beaten with toxic stingray tails, but those who organised such an event should be.”
Whipping with toxic stingray tails was a punishment reserved for medieval criminals.
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