Dua Lipa fans forcibly removed from Shanghai concert for 'waving LGBT flags'

Fans ejected from Dua Lipa Shanghai concert over gay-rights flags

Fans ejected from Dua Lipa Shanghai concert over gay-rights flags

The videos show security staff pulling people from their seats, and crowd members apparently being attacked by security guards outside the National Exhibition and Convention Center in the city's Qingpu district.

The English-Albanian singer appeared upset on stage.

'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.

It's not clear why fans were not allowed to stand up and dance at the concert. "We're not here for much longer, just a few more songs, but I would like us for these last few songs to just really, really enjoy ourselves, how about that?"

As the fans were being escorted from the venue, a fight broke out between the concertgoers and a group of security guards. I was horrified by what happened and I send love to all my fans involved I would love to come back for my fans when the time is right and hopefully see a room full of rainbows.


Dua Lipa shared her anger at the oppressive move, taking to Twitter to share a message to her audience in Shanghai. "I want us all to just have a really good time".

Additionally, the university student said one man was removed after reportedly waving a rainbow flag. "A promised show. I stood by them, sang with them and danced with them".

The current state of LGBTQ equality in China is fraught: While homosexuality and legal gender changes are both permitted by law, the country offers no anti-discrimination protections for queer citizens.

Another concert-goer, who wished to stay anonymous in fear of repercussions, told MailOnline that she saw one fan, a female, being kicked out by several security guards.

Last night the "One Kiss" singer was performing in Shanghai, China, and was left "horrified" by the treatment of some of her fans.

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