Chinese fans and government turn on Lady Gaga

Pic: Lady Gaga / Instagram

Pic: Lady Gaga / Instagram

There are reports that the Chinese government has banned Lady Gaga after she shared pictures of a meeting with the Dalai Lama.

The star, who self-identifies as bisexual, met the Tibetan Buddhist leader for a panel discussion on kindness at a conference in Indianapolis on Sunday.

She posted photos on Instagram of the meeting, with captions such as “‘Hope is essential to keep the world going.’ – His Holiness the Dalai Lama.”

Gaga was inundated with vitriol and insults from some Chinese fans who slated her for appearing to back the spiritual leader; seen in China as a political separatist who aims to secure independence for Tibet.

Comments included: “I hate you”, “You really make your Chinese fans disappointed” and “Sorry Gaga, Losing one fifth of the world population. No more Chinese fans for ya, sad.”

It’s also been claimed that the government’s propaganda department has ordered that her music and videos no longer be shown in China. She could also be faced with a ban on any future live performances in the country.

Other artists like Bjork, Bon Jovi, Maroon 5, Oasis and Selena Gomez have reportedly had their concerts banned in China because of meeting or supporting the Dalai Lama.

The South African government has also been accused of acceding to Chinese demands by refusing to grant him a visa to enter South Africa.

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