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Dua Lipa’s tears as gay fans banned

Beat patrol: Guards
objected to fans
standing up to
dance PICTURES: ASIAWIRE

DUA LIPA said she was ‘horrified’ when fans were hauled out of her concert in Shanghai for standing up and dancing while waving gay rainbow flags.

The British star was reduced to tears on stage as security staff waded into the crowd during the show.

She wrote later on Instagram: ‘I send love to all my fans involved.

Out of step: A dancing fan is ejected

‘I would love to come back for my fans when the time is right and hopefully see a room full of rainbows.’

The One Kiss singer was playing at China’s National Exhibition and Convention Centre when fans were forcibly removed on Wednesday night.

Footage showed guards yanking a woman by her arms, with a seat in front sent flying as she crashed into it.

A concertgoer said: ‘The guards took fans out of the show only because they wanted to stand up and dance with Dua Lipa. And unsurprisingly the pride flag was also taken away. Savage. Dua herself was sad on stage too.’

‘Sad’: Fan grabbed as Dua sings

Brit award winner Lipa, 23, responded at the time by saying: ‘I want us all to dance. I want us all to sing, I want us all to just have a really good time.’

She hinted later that she considered cutting the show short but decided to continue for the sake of the crowd.

She wrote: ‘Last night, I did it for my fans. A promised show.

‘I will stand by you all for your love and beliefs and I am proud and grateful that you felt safe enough to show your pride at my show.’

She continued: ‘What you did takes a lot of bravery.’

Homosexuality is not illegal in China but the Foreign Office said: ‘Public attitudes are less tolerant than in the UK and public displays of affection may attract negative attention.’