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Dua Lipa cries onstage as security drags fans out for waving Pride flags

Dua Lipa cries onstage as security drags fans out for waving Pride flags

two grainy shots, the one on the right is of dua lipa on stage speaking into a microphone and she looks upset. on the left is a woman being dragged out by security

A violent incident at her concert left pop star Dua Lipa in tears after security guards dragged fans out of her Shanghai show for waving Pride flags.

Videos emerged on social media showing security trying to drag people over a row of seats after they waved the LGBTI Pride flags at her show at Wednesday’s show (12 September). People around them started screaming as the show stopped and the arena went completely dark.

The crowd around them started shouting at the guards saying ‘how can you grab a girl like that’.

Dua Lipa known for her hits New Rules and IDGAF has been a vocal LGBTI ally. Visibly upset after the incident, addressed the crowd after security successfully ejected some of the fans.

‘I want to create a really safe environment for us all to have fun,’ Dua Lipa 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.’

Taking a second to compose herself she told the crowd her show in Shanghai was almost over and that they should try enjoy their last few minutes together.

‘I would love in these last few songs for us to really, really, really enjoy ourselves. How about that?’ she said.

Violent security

Dua Lipa has not commented since the incident happened but her tour continues in China.

More videos appeared on social media site Twitter and Weibo showing security guards assaulting the fans outside the stadium.

Some people said security guards also violently stopped some spectators from dancing, telling them to sit down.

Homosexuality is not illegal in China,  but the government has banned any homosexual content online or on film and television. It tried to blockany homosexual content on the massively popular Weibo, but a popular movement helped to overturn the decision.

The Eurovision Broadcasting Corporation revoked China’s rights to this year’s Eurovision after it censored a gay kiss and blurred a rainbow flag during the semi-finals.

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