Dua Lipa 'Horrified' After Fans Kicked Out Of Concert In China

Brunilde Fioravanti
Settembre 14, 2018

Images provided to Asia Wire by concertgoers in the major port city in East China show security guards singling out supposedly unruly fans and dragging them from their seats on 12th September.

She said: "I want to create a really safe environment for us all to have fun". A promised show. I stood by them, sang with them and danced with them.

Update, 8 a.m. EST: Lipa has now addressed the Shanghai uproar in an Instagram post, which notes that she was "horrified" by the situation. Despite the drama, the starlet stands by her fans, and is grateful that they "felt safe enough to show [their] pride" at the concert. I want us all to sing. "What you did takes a lot of bravery", she wrote.

'As a lover of western pop music and culture, this incident has broken my heart, ' she said, adding that she hoped the event wouldn't bring negative impact on Dua Lipa's music future in China. I was horrified by what happened and I send love to all my fans involved. "The fans who were dragged out refused to sit down".

While another added: "I just found out that at Dua Lipa's last concert, the security of the place expelled fans who wore an LGBT flag, which is a terrible injustice".

"We're not here for much longer; we have only a few more songs, and I would love in these last few songs for us to really, really, really enjoy ourselves".

A woman who was ejected from the concert with her daughter told the BBC that police were "heavy-handed" and "aggressive" and kicked them out just for standing up during the show.

Although homosexuality was nixed from China's official list of mental disorders in 2001, LGBTQ people there have few legal protections against discrimination and still face widespread social disapproval and harassment.

While the singer's note seems to indicate the fans were booted for being pro-LGBTQ, it's unclear exactly why they were removed.

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