Enrique Iglesias performed his first-ever live concert in Sri Lanka on Dec. 20 in Colombo, and the show appeared to be well-received -- with the exception of a very important individual. Apparently the show was rowdy enough to capture the attention (and anger) of the Sri Lankan president himself.
What was the last straw for President Maithripala Sirisena?
Well, apparently the moment when women began throwing their bras at the pop star and repeatedly attempted to lock lips with Iglesias.
But the finger wasn't being pointed at the fans, so much as the concert promoters. Sirisena called for the promoters of the show to be “beaten with poisonous stingray tails.”
"This is most uncivilized behavior that goes against our culture," President Sirisena said, according BBC. "I don't advocate that these uncivilized women who removed their brassieres should be beaten with poisonous stingray tails, but those who organized such an event should be."
It would appear that Sirisena didn't attend many Elvis concerts back in the day.
Why such an oddly specific punishment though?
Apparently whipping with the tails of stingrays was a criminal punishment used in medieval Sri and has since become a contemporary expression for severe punishment.
According to Billboard, the promoters have since issued an apologetic statement, mostly in reference to security issues, however. The statement acknowledged that security "failed alarmingly" at preventing front row seats from being taken by those with lesser seating assignments.
"Although we know an apology or refund cannot fully satiate your disappointment, we wish to reiterate that we remain fully committed to all of you and our country," the promoters said.
Drama aside, Enrique seemed to have a grand time, according to his Instagram.