Fans ejected from Dua Lipa Shanghai concert over gay-rights flags

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However, video footage from the gig shows several people being removed by security officers, who used physical force and even violence towards fans in the crowd. Being as Dua was center stage, she had to witness the events first hand and released a statement on the matter.

While the singer's note seems to indicate the fans were booted for being pro-LGBTQ, it's unclear exactly why they were removed.

Eyewitnesses told MailOnline some other fans were ejected simply because they had been standing up.

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

She added: "I would love to come back for my fans when the time is right and hopefully see a room full of rainbows".

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

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'I want us all to sing, I want us all to just have a really good time.

The news broke on Twitter that people were kicked out of Dua Lipa's show by security after waving the flag and fans quickly shared their anger before Dua Lipa spoke out herself. "A promised show. I stood by them, sang with them and danced with them".

Concertgoer "Yueguangxiade Alalei" later said on social media: "While Dua Lipa was performing One Kiss, she saw security guards violently dragging a girl out of the venue".

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".

A China representative for Dua Lipa's record company Warner Music Group told the BBC that no-one was available to comment.

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