Saturday, July 01, 2006

Bikram Busted!

File under: Gurus Doin' Time and The Siddhi of PR

"Bling-Bling" Bikram Choudhury, famous for introducing "hot yoga" and attempting to patent his sequence of terrifically ancient yoga postures – and the pimpingest guru this side of the Pacific – has been busted for "10 criminal safety violations at his La Cienega Boulevard studio" by Los Angeles city attorney Rocky Delgadillo. It turns out Choudhury has been cited for safety and building code violations a number of times over the last few months:
Choudhury repeatedly flouted notices from the city's fire and building and safety departments that his converted warehouse studio had insufficient fire exits for the number of its students.
But rather than make the changes and bring his building up to code, Bling-Bling says he's going to bail on L.A.:
A disgruntled Choudhury told the Los Angeles Times on Friday that he had "had it" with Los Angeles and was moving his headquarters to Honolulu.
Aw... Poor little Bling-Bling throws a hissy fit 'cause he can't get over on the L.A. city government and will thus withdraw his "grace" from the city.

Typical guru grandiosity. Like anyone other than a few of his followers would ever give a shit about that town losing another monster ego.

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