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. Users claim that fans were targeted for dancing in their seats and waving flags in support of gay rights.
"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". I want us all to sing, I want us all to just have a really good time ...
Dua Lipa is now marking the end of her debut album by performing a series of live shows ahead of the release of her highly anticipated second record, which fans have dubbed DL2.
Lipa, 23, was seemingly affected by the sight of her fans being ejected mid-show too as at one point she told fans through tears: "I want to create a really safe environment for us all to have fun". I would love to come back for my fans when the time is right and hopefully see a room full of rainbows. What you did takes bravery.
'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. "I love you Shanghai". Another netizen took a video of a fan, who was kicked out, getting beat up by bouncers outside the venue.
According to BBC, although homosexuality is not illegal in China, anti-LGBTQ attitudes are still very much present. A promised show. I stood by them, sang with them and danced with them.
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".
Another concert-goer, who wished to stay anonymous in fear of repercussions, told MailOnline that she saw one fan, a female, being kicked out by several security guards.