Dua Lipa 'horrified' after fans were forcibly removed from Shanghai concert

EMPICS Entertainment               Dua Lipa performing at Leeds Festival last month

EMPICS Entertainment Dua Lipa performing at Leeds Festival last month

Concert-goers voiced outrage on social media as they shared videos of security workers forcibly removing people from the gig during her first tour of China. I always want my music to bring strength, hope and unity.

Netizens have also pointed out inconsistencies in venue regulations, as Guangzhou concertgoers claimed they were able to stand without issue during the previous night's show.

It was suggested some fans were ejected for waving pro-gay rights flags at the concert on Wednesday. "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?"

Security guards stormed into the arena holding laser pointers and flash torches shortly after the concert began and when thousands of excited young fans were singing along with Dua Lipa, according to one fan who was at the scene. Fans are also seen protesting at the actions.

Disturbing videos of the incidents show fans being dragged out by security, reportedly for standing up and dancing, and waving the rainbow Pride flag. "I want us all to dance. I want us all to sing, I want us all to just have a really good time", Dua tearfully told her fans.

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 awful injustice".

"I was horrified by what happened and I send love to all my fans involved", she added.

China removed homosexuality from their list of mental illnesses more than fifteen years ago, but since then, the public has still had trouble adapting to the new changes.

The BBC quotes one woman, who attended the concert with her daughter, as saying the police were "heavy-handed" and "aggressive".

"I want to create a really safe environment for us all to have fun", the teary pop star said.

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