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

Dua Lipa in concert

'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.

While the singer's note seems to indicate the fans were booted for being pro-LGBTQ, it's unclear exactly why they were removed. "I love you Shanghai".

Guards also reportedly fought with the removed attendees outside the concert venue. I would love to come back for my fans when the time is right and hopefully see a room full of rainbows.

"She had to wear a long glove to cover her tatoo [sic], and her fans were violently beaten up and dragging out from the concert for standing up or displaying a rainbow flag".

Homosexuality is not illegal in China, as of 1997, but the Chinese social media site Sina Weibo did recently make headlines when they announced that posts relating to homosexuality would be taken down (though this ban was eventually reversed following a backlash).

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One woman, who was at the concert with her daughter, told the BBC that people were being ejected "just for standing up"' during the show.

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".

Towards the end of the show, the 23-year-old songstress - who appeared to be crying - addressed the audience about wanting "to create a really safe environment for us all to have fun". I want us all to dance.

As more global super stars head to Shanghai with little sign of pre-tour admin being watered down, Dua Lipa might not be the last British export to be greeted with a different atmosphere to what they're used to on the rest of their world tour. I was horrified by what happened and I send love to all my fans involved.

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