Lady Gaga has reportedly been “banned” by China’s Communist party after she met with the Dalai Lama to discuss meditation.
The pop singer met up with the Tibetan leader on Sunday before a conference in Indianapolis in which they discussed meditation, mental health and humanitarian issues.
The meet up, which Gaga posted to her Facebook page in a 19-minute video, was met with furore by Chinese Communist party leaders who have now reportedly issued “an important instruction” to add the singer to a list of hostile foreign forces.
To give a bit of background, the frosty relationship with China and the Dalai Lama started when he fled into exile in March 1959. China’s rulers consider him a separatist but he insists he is just seeking greater autonomy from Chinese rule for Tibetans.
Lady Gaga isn’t the first famous name to recieve this sort of ban after interacting with the Tibetan leader, with Bjork, Oasis and Maroon 5 also reportedly on the list.