Published: Fri, September 14, 2018

Bouncers at Dua Lipa’s Shanghai concert showed excessive force toward fans

Bouncers at Dua Lipa’s Shanghai concert showed excessive force toward fans

The videos show security staff pulling people from their seats, and crowd members apparently being attacked by security guards outside the National Exhibition and Convention Center in the city's Qingpu district.

Some social media users claimed the concertgoers were removed for waving pro-LGBT flags, while others suggested they were ejected because they were standing and dancing and not remaining in their seats.

"I stood by them, sang with them and danced with them".

She said she liked Dua Lipa because the singer championed equality between men and women and spread many positive messages to her fans.

Lipa, 23, was seemingly affected by the sight of her fans being ejected mid-show too as at one point she told fans through tears: "I want to create a really safe environment for us all to have fun".

Homosexuality isn't illegal in China, although anti-LGBT attitudes do exist and some have said there's a recent trend to sideline the LGBT community.

She went on to add, "What you did takes a lot of bravery".

In a statement published on Instagram on Thursday, the British-Albanian pop singer said she was "horrified" at what happened and plans to "come back for my fans when the time is right and hopefully see a room full of rainbows". I always want my music to bring strength, hope and unity.

"We're not here for much longer; we have only a few more songs, and I would love in these last few songs for us to really, really, really enjoy ourselves".

Dua Lipa fans shared video footage of a fan being dragged out of her show in Shanghai.

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.

According to Shanghaiist, it's still unclear why fans weren't allowed to stand up during the show. "I want us all to dance".

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