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

14 September, 2018, 17:54 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
  • Fans waving flags in support of gay rights ejected from Dua Lipa concert

Some claimed that people were removed for not staying seated, while others said guards targeted a group waving LGBTQ flags during the show, according to BBC.

"I want to create a really safe environment for us all to have fun", she said in a video posted online. "I just want us all to have a really good time".

Dua Lipa is now marking the end of her debut album by performing a series of live shows ahead of the release of her highly anticipated second record, which fans have dubbed DL2.

Lipa has spoken out in support of LGBTQ rights in the past, telling the U.K.'s Gay Times in 2016, "I think artists should really use their power and presence on social media to just put it out there and show support. What you did takes a lot of bravery", she wrote. I always want my music to bring strength, hope and unity. I was horrified by what happened and I send love to all my fans involved.

She added: "I would love in these last few songs for us to really, really, really enjoy ourselves".

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The fan, who only wished to be known as Elsa, told MailOnline before the security guards appeared, the atmosphere of the concert had been great and orderly.

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.

A woman at the concert told the BBC that the security staff and police were being "heavy-handed" and "aggressive".

Concertgoer "Yueguangxiade Alalei" later said on social media: "While Dua Lipa was performing One Kiss, she saw security guards violently dragging a girl out of the venue".

"Many fans at the front rows were holding the rainbow flags high, and I heard they were ordered to take down the flags, especially the fans in the first three rows..."

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