Lady Gaga has joined the huge list of celebrities including and to be banned from China thanks to an image that she shared to Instagram on Sunday evening.
The offence? Posing with the Tibetan spiritual leader, The Dalai Lama. Tibet was an independent nation between 1913 and 1951 before it was claimed as Chinese territory, and many, including the Dalai Lama want their spiritual homeland back.
Naturally, popular celebrities supporting this cause does not look great on the Chinese government and, fearing Chinese young people absorbing undesirable political views from their idols, it is a common tactic to attempt to erase them from pop culture.
According to The Publicity Department of China, the ban will be enforced today, they released a simple statement backing up their descision which reads:
“We need to fight against any propaganda fanning the flames of Tibet independence movement.”
This isn’t the first time that Gaga has , so this time the ban on the singer is even more severe and encapsulates absolutely any media relating to the star.
Naturally, this is bad news for the Little Monsters of China because everything from American Horror Story to Artpop will be totally out of bounds to them now.
Presumably in response to the ban, Lady Gaga shared the following post on Instagram about the power of compassion and kindness in the face of adversity:
I guess this choir will have to change their song choice now 🙁
Do you think China is too hasty to ban celebrities?