Dua Lipa was reportedly left in tears after fans were forcibly removed from her concert in Shanghai.
Concertgoers voiced outrage on social media as they shared videos of security workers forcibly removing people from the show during her first tour of China.
Some said people were ejected for standing up during the performance, while others said they were targeted for waving flags promoting LGBTQ rights.
I just CANT believe it. This is the show of Dua Lipa in Shanghai. All the fans are forbidden to stand out and could only sit on to see the show?!? If you don’t, the guard would use violence to kick u out. It’s unbelievable… #dualipa pic.twitter.com/quITZNLVxU
— Ｎｅｏ (@imneo_) September 12, 2018
— ShortyL (@shortyL97) September 12, 2018
Another said security had “forbidden fans” from standing up or waving LGBTQ flags, and claimed that the drama had Lipa herself in tears.
“I want us all to dance,” the visibly upset pop star reportedly told the crowd. “I want us all to sing, I want us all to just have a really good time. … I would love in these last few songs for us to really, really, really enjoy ourselves. How about that?”
— SubwaySucker (@dr_jolin) September 12, 2018
At Dua Lipa’s tour in Shanghai, secrity forbids fans to stand up(or waving🏳️🌈flag), which doesn’t make any sense. They brutally DRAGGED those who stood during songs!!Some were even being taken away in a more forceful manner. EVEN DUA WAS CRYING!!! HOW IS THIS HAPPENING !!😭 pic.twitter.com/pWdxA06aSN
— 😷 (@8102Delta) September 12, 2018
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. She added that she is “proud and grateful” of the fans who showed their LGBTQ pride.
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