A Hindu leader in Bali says British rock singer Mick Jagger's recent wedding to longtime girlfriend Jerry Hall was illegal and merely imitated parts of a traditional Balinese wedding ceremony.
I Wayan Surpha, chairman of the Indonesian Hinduism Association in Denpasar, Bali's capital, said Jagger has not met conditions to be a follower of Hinduism, the official Antara news agency reported Saturday. Jagger, 47, and Hall, 34, married Nov. 21 in Bali.
Ida Pedanda Sukawati, a Hindu priest, said he presided at the ceremony, which included a rite signifying entrance into Hinduism, the agency reported. The couple signed a statement indicating they had converted, but Surpha objected, saying, "It should not be so easy to hold such ceremony."
Bali Gov. Ida Bagus Mantra also said traditional weddings "should not be given too easily."