Katy Perry sparks court case with hot and heavy Indian cricket gig
Normally, when pop stars find themselves making news, it’s for reasons that aren’t fit for discussion around the family dinner table. Think Britney Spears being sued by her former assistant for her hideously out-of-control flatulence. Or Christina Aguilera boozing to the point where it now looks like the Michelin Man inserted a tire hose into her anus and then hit inflate .
How refreshing then that Katy Perry has found herself in hot water for reasons that seem, on these shores at least, as innocent as they are puzzling.
Pop’s reigning cheesecake queen is making headlines in India as a result of a cricket event performance in Chennai last April. Lawyer K. Jebakumar found himself outraged by dance moves performed by Perry and Australian cricket star Doug Bollinger at the opening of the Indian Premier League season. As a result, he filed a legal complaint on the ground that the two offended members of the public and, head-scratchingly, also put off students who were trying to write an exam. (The latter charge of course raises more questions than it answers. Why the hell were they studying for an exam at a cricket function? Did Perry get said students so hot and bothered that they were suddenly more fixated on releasing the tadpoles than finishing their tests?)
Neither Bollinger or Perry have been formally charged, with the Indian courts scheduled to hear Jebakumar’s complaint on July 31. If the case is found to have any merit, the two parties may, however, be forced to defend their actions in front of a court at a future date.
Apparently, the flashpoint in the performance was when Bollinger put his arms around Perry and demonstrated a cricket bat move. Coincidentally, his own cricket bat ended up at high noon at that point. In hindsight, it’s a good thing for Bollinger didn’t grab one of Perry’s portable cum-cannons and aim for her world-famous, major-league yaboos.
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