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Dua Lipa “proud” of fans ejected from Shanghai show

By | Published on Friday 14 September 2018

Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa has said that she “will stand by” fans who were forcibly ejected from her show in Shanghai earlier this week.

Visibly upset after seeing fans being removed by security staff at the Chinese concert, the singer told her audience from the stage: “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. I would love, in these last few songs, for us to really, really, really enjoy ourselves. How about that?”

Video footage of the event shows security staff violently pulling people out of their seats and dragging them out of the venue. Some eyewitnesses said that the people were ejected for standing up and dancing when the audience had been told to remain seated throughout the show. Others said that some of those removed had also been waving pro-gay rights flags.

Dua Lipa herself seemed to confirm the latter in a statement posted on Twitter after the show. In it, she said: “I will stand by you all for your love and beliefs and 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 was horrified by what happened and I send love to all my fans involved”, she continued. “I would love to come back for my fans when the time is right and hopefully see a room full of rainbows”.

The next show on Dua Lipa’s Asian tour is in Manilla tonight.