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Lady Gaga Banned from China for meeting Dalai Lama

Lady Gaga Banned from China

It seems that there is ‘Bad Romance’ in the air for Lady Gaga after a meeting with the Dalai Lama reportedly leads to China’s communist party adding her to a list of hostile foreign forces.

A 19-minute video was uploaded to the pop star’s Facebook page on Sunday which involved Lady Gaga and the Tibetan Spiritual leader (the Dalai Lama) to discuss a range of topics such as meditation, suicide, mental health, yoga and the trails of living in a materialistic world. By the time that this article was written, the Facebook video has received over 3 million views. However, the Chinese government back in Beijing did not react kindly to this meeting. This was due to Chinese rulers considering the Dalai Lama who fled into exile in 1995 to be a separatist who they claim is conspiring to split the Himalayan region from China in order to establish theocratic rule there.

The Chinese government took action against Lady Gaga by banning not just Lady Gaga herself but instructed media outlets to stop uploading and playing her music and work, according to China’s pro-democracy newspaper ‘Apple Daily’. The propaganda department of the Chinese government has also ordered party-controlled news outlets such as the ‘People’s Daily’ and the ‘Global Times’ to negatively represent and condemn this meeting.

This isn’t the first time that Lady Gaga has been banned from China, as a similar occurrence happened back in 2011 when she was banned for having “poor taste and vulgar content”. In fact, other artists and bands such as Miley Cyrus, Oasis and Bjork are also on a list of musicians who have been banned from performing in the country.

Does Lady Gaga deserve this? What are your thoughts on this issue? Bake them into a cake and bring them into cell 9 so we can see.

By Tom Lafferty.


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