Mexico may fine Miley Cyrus for flag spank while twerking

2014-09-18 09:00

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A Mexican state legislature has asked the country’s federal government to fine singer Miley Cyrus after one of her dancers spanked Cyrus’ backside with a Mexican flag as she “twerked” during an independence day performance.

Cyrus (21) who has grabbed headlines for her admitted drug use, sexually suggestive dancing and wearing as little as a pair of boots in a music video, was performing in Monterrey in Mexico’s northern state of Nuevo León.

Local lawmaker Francisco Trevino said that the Nuevo León state legislature had approved a warrant for the interior ministry to enforce the law on use of the flag.

She or her team could be fined up to the equivalent of around $1 200 (about R13 300) or be detained for 36 hours, Trevino said.

Mexican authorities are often sensitive toward signs of disrespect for national symbols. In 2008, singer Paulina Rubio was fined for posing without clothes but wrapped in the country’s flag.

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