Enrique Iglesias Fans Under Fire for Behavior at His Sri Lanka Concert

Enrique Iglesias Fans Under Fire for Behavior at Sri Lanka Concert
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An Enrique Iglesias concert went horribly wrong when hoards of adoring female fans took their Enrique-obsessions to the next level.

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Iglesias performed at a concert in Colombo, Sri Lanka on December 20, where fans reportedly climbed onto the stage to get closer to the star.

Some of the fans had also thrown underwear at the 40-year-old “Bailando” singer during the performance, Daily Mail reports. Sri Lanka’s president Maithripala Sirisena was “appalled” by this behavior, and called for organizers of the concert to be “punished”.

“This is most uncivilized behavior that goes against our culture,” he said, in a public meeting in the eastern district of Ampara. “I don’t advocate that these uncivilized women who removed their brassieres should be beaten with toxic stingray tails, but those who organized such an event should be.”

Sirisena’s suggestion comes from a medieval Sri Lanka punishment, which was used for “hardened criminals." The idea of being whipped with the tails of stingrays is a popular idiom used against wrongdoing. Sri Lanka is known for an extremely conservative society and almost all forms of public display of affection are forbidden.

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The concert’s organizer, Live Events, has yet to comment on the matter.