I think that's just nasty, but it's funny, too. I always wonder how the Richard Gere thing started. I don't really believe it, but it's such a specific
rumor, I wonder "Why that in particular?" Usually those rumors are kind of vague like "He's gay" or "He's into orgies" or something.
I always find myself laughing at blow-up sheep due to an urban... well actually it's more of a rural legend: Sheep die when scared ... if sheep is being... ahem... abused at the time, its muscles lock due to rigor mortis & the abuser can't be removed. Supposedly, some guy around here had to be brought into the ER strapped to a board along with a dead sheep.