Lady Gaga has reportedly been banned in China following her meeting with the Dalai Lama at the United States Conference of Mayors in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The meeting was broadcasted via Facebook live where they talked about compassion, mediation, yoga and more. Since then, websites in China have been ordered to stop uploading or distributing her songs. Government-run media outlets were also ordered to criticize the meeting and say negative things about the Dalai Lama.
China and the Dalai Lama has had bad blood since the 1959 when he fled to India from Tibet during the Tibetan Uprising. He’s been described as “a political exile who has been carrying out separatist activities for a long time” by China’s foreign ministry.
Lady Gaga joins Miley Cyrus and Jay-Z in the list of artists banned from performing in China.
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