Lady Gaga is being scrubbed from all Chinese media sources after she met with the Dalai Lama and posted a video with him on Facebook.
Gaga posted the video on Sunday, and the Chinese government issued a swift condemnation. The Guardian reported the country added her to their list of hostile foreign forces.
In addition, Chinese pro-democracy news outlet Apple Daily reported all of Gaga’s music is being removed from Chinese streaming services and state-run media has been ordered to condemn the meeting between her and the Lama.
Gaga sat down for a Facebook Live chat Sunday morning, in which she asked the Tibetan Buddhist leader user-submitted questions. Many of the questions focused on finding inner peace in this turbulent world.
“These problems are a lack of ability [to have] compassionate feelings. Too much self-centered,” the Dalai Lama said, explaining today’s culture is “too materialistic.”
He also stressed compassion to others. “When you show more sense of concern for others’ well being, then you also get the feeling ‘I am something useful to others.’ That brings more self-confidence and meaningful life. Otherwise, you become lonely … feel helpless, discouraged,” he said.
Gaga echoed his sentiments by saying, “Caring for others and having compassion, it gives you a sense of purpose. So it helps you to feel less alone and alienated because you know we that all belong together.”