Tuesday 26 March 2019

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

Dua Lipa at Electric Picnic
Dua Lipa at Electric Picnic
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Dua Lipa says she is 'horrified' by the fact that some of her fans were forcefully removed from her concert in Shanghai, China.

Some attendees claim they were removed from the gig on Wednesday for waving flags in support of gay rights.

The singer took to Twitter to address her friends today, writing, "I will stand by you for all your love and beliefs and I am proud and grateful that you felt safe enough to show your pride at my show.

"What you did takes a lot of bravery.  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. 

"I would love to come back for my fans when the time is right and hopefully see a room full of rainbows.  I love you Shanghai xx"

Other social media users claimed that people were removed from the concert for dancing.

During the concert, the singer was reportedly upset by what was happening and she told the crowd, "I want us all to dance.  I want us all to sing.  I want us all to just have a really good time."

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

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