Okay, in the United States we get shot for honking at someone to let them know the light as turned green. But in Asia, where karaoke is big business, you can get shot for singing out of tune.
Midway through his song, a homeless man in a karaoke bar in San Mateo town, Rizal, Philippines, was warned by a bouncer that his singing was out of tune. “As [he] ignored his comments and continued singing,” the AP reports, “[the bouncer] pulled out his revolver and shot him in the chest.”
The AP story goes on to mention that violence in karaoke bars is not uncommon, and in the capital of the Philippines, Manila, the song “My Way” by Frank Sinatra has been taken off of most karaoke playlists due to it’s violence-inciting abilities. The song was “found to be the cause of fights and even deaths when patrons sang out of tune.” Seriously.