Selena Gomez in Dalai Lama controversy 

 

 

Tickets for the Manchester leg of Selena Gomez’s Revival tour go on sale on 29 April, days after the singer was embroiled in controversy due to her affiliation with the Dalai Lama.

Two dates of the young pop-star’s tour have been cancelled in China, supposedly due to a photo of the singer taken with the Dalai Lama in 2014.

China has a history of censorship regarding its occupation of the Dalai Lama’s homeland of Tibet, which he fled following the 1959 Tibetan Uprising, as well as censoring musicians.

23-year-old Gomez was snapped with the Buddhist leader in Vancouver, a photo opportunity which appears to have led to cancellations of her Guangzhou and Shanghai concerts.

Gomez posted the photo on her Twitter account in October 2014 following a We Day event, which celebrated the role of young people in the community.

Last year Taylor Swift’s 1989 tour and album, referring to her birth year, were censored by China’s Ministry of Culture since the year matched the date of a crackdown on pro-democracy protestors.

TNT Entertainment

 

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