Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

Dua Lipa "Horrified" As Fans Aggressively Removed From Shanghai Show By Security

Dua Lipa

Following Lipa's performance on Wednesday night (September 12), attendees posted videos on social media, which appeared to show security guards forcibly removing a number of fans.

While the reason behind the concertgoers' eviction has not been made clear, PEOPLE have reported that it was because they were standing and dancing which is prohibited at the venue while others have speculated that it was because they were waving pride flags.

Video taken by at least two of the fans also shows one security guard responding to criticism by showing his middle finger to members of the crowd.

She said: "I want to create a really safe environment for us all to have fun". I want us all to dance.

Dua Lipa is now marking the end of her debut album by performing a series of live shows ahead of the release of her highly anticipated second record, which fans have dubbed DL2.

Homosexuality is not illegal in China and was decriminalized almost 20 years ago, BBC reports, though attitudes toward the LGBTQ community and its portrayal in the media have been less than progressive, with government bans on various forms of LGBTQ content for being "pornographic and vulgar".

"What you did takes a lot of bravery", she continued.

Dua Lipa, in addition to riding high on a wave of pop-song guest spots in 2018, is now making her way around the world on The Self-Titled Tour. "I love you Shanghai". A promised show. I stood by them, sang with them and danced with them. Fans are also seen protesting at the actions.

One Twitter user wrote: "I just CANT believe it".

Another concert-goer, who wished to stay anonymous in fear of repercussions, told MailOnline that she saw one fan, a female, being kicked out by several security guards.

"I was horrified by what happened and send love to all my fans involved", she added.

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