Dua Lipa, the Albanian singer, is not happy that some of her fans were booted out of the concert venue in Shanghai where she was performing on Wednesday. Lipa took to her social media to support her fans who weren’t able to see the show because security came and grabbed them for waving an LGBT flag.
The security personnel pulled the individuals out of their seats, sparking the outrage of Dua and many of her fans. Dua wrote on her Twitter that what her fans did was emblematic of their bravery, and she added that she “always wants (her) music to bring strength, hope, and unity.”
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— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) September 13, 2018
According to Dua, the next time she’s at one of her shows, she’s hoping that the crowd is filled with rainbow-colored flags. During her performance where she appeared to be holding back tears, the singer said, “I would love for these last few songs for us to really, really enjoy ourselves.”
In 2017, the Human Rights Watch told the Chinese government that they should stop hospitals and other medical facilities from using conversion therapy on LGBT people.
Dua Lipa Cried In Shanghai China Tonight pic.twitter.com/Tz17SRGpiH
— Liability (@958353005) September 12, 2018
In many cases, the government uses electroshock, confinement, and medication to thwart LGBT from expressing themselves in reflection of their sexual orientation and gender expression.
China removed homosexuality from their list of mental illnesses more than fifteen years ago, but since then, the public has still had trouble adapting to the new changes.
In fact, some families still force their members to go to therapy to hopefully shift their sexual orientation to one that is more socially acceptable and within cultural norms.
As most North Americans know, electroshock therapy and conversion methods have long been out of date in Canada and the United States. In the past, surgeons even performed lobotomies on the mentally ill, doing more harm than good.