Dua Lipa “horrified’ by fans” ejection from her Shanghai concert over rainbow Pride flags.
Rising pop superstar Dua Lipa was reduced to tears at her concert in Shanghai, China when police forcibly removed fans for waving rainbow Pride flags. Videos recorded at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai’s Qingpu district confirm police furiously ripped fans out of their seats.
— SubwaySucker (@dr_jolin) September 12, 2018
I just CANT believe it. This is the show of Dua Lipa in Shanghai. All the fans are forbidden to stand out and could only sit on to see the show?!? If you don’t, the guard would use violence to kick u out. It’s unbelievable… #dualipa pic.twitter.com/quITZNLVxU
— Ｎｅｏ (@imneo_) September 12, 2018
The “New Rules” singer became emotional, telling the crowd, “I want to create a really safe environment for us all to have fun. I want us all to dance. I want us all to sing, I want us all to just have a really good time. We have only a few more songs. I would love in these last few songs for us to really, really, really enjoy ourselves. How about that?”
#DuaLipa #DuaLipaMNL #DuaLipaMNL2018 #Shanghai OMG she's crying, she's unhappy, ok?? Who the hell made such a stupid rule told the audience can't stand up during watching the concert?? We want to have fun here, ok??? We're in a live show, not in a meeting!!！ RIDICULOUS😡😡😡😡 pic.twitter.com/qVGZuse65a
— Belief WILD (@Belief_wild) September 12, 2018
After the show, the Lipa shared a message of solidarity with her fans on social media. “I will stand by you all for 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.”
The 23 year old vowed to return to Shanghai “when the time is right and hopefully see a room full of rainbows.”
Shanghai ❤️ pic.twitter.com/mxLHxj2Y3y
— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) September 13, 2018