Miley Cyrus Under Investigation For Desecrating Mexican Flag After Getting Whipped On Fake Butt At Concert (VIDEO)
Miley Cyrus is under fire for getting slapped with the Mexican flag on her backside during a concert on Tuesday — an act that could potentially land her in jail.
During one point in the singer’s Monterrey show, which fell on Mexico’s Independence Day, she donned a fake prosthetic butt and had dancers whip her behind with the flag.
Cyrus is now being investigated by government officials, as the country has laws protecting “national emblems, the flag and the national anthem.” At least one local politician, Francisco Trevino Cabello of the conservative National Action Party, has already come out accusing the pop star of “desecration.”
The Nuevo Leon state congress, of which Cabello is a member, unanimously voted to request sanctions from the Interior Ministry. Punishment for acts deemed disrespectful of the flag include fines and up to 36 hours in jail.
Though there are conflicting reports as to whether Cyrus or the concert promoter would ultimately be held responsible, a case against her would not be without precedent. In 2007, singer Paulina Rubio, who is from Mexico, was reportedly fined $4,000 for appearing in a magazine with the flag draped around her naked body.
Similarly, Argentinians were outraged last year when Justin Bieber appeared to kick the country’s fall off the stage during a concert, though the issue died down after he made an apology.
As for Cyrus, this latest controversy comes nearly one month after she was forced to cancel a Bangerz concert in the Dominican Republic when the government banned her from performing there as scheduled on moral grounds. The star, who was to perform again in Monterrey on Wednesday and has two other concerts lined up in Mexico this weekend, also returned to spitting water on fans during the eyebrow-raising performance.
Gossip Cop has reached out to a rep for the star for comment.
Check out video of the incident below, and tell us what you think.
Start at :40 mark for the water-spitting.
Start at 2:20 mark for flag-butt-slapping.