The Dalai Lama, a Tibetan spiritual leader, has issued an apology after a video of him kissing a minor boy on the lips and asking him to “suck his tongue” went viral on social media and sparked outrage among netizens. In the video, the boy leaned in to pay his respects and the Dalai Lama can be seen kissing him on the lips before asking him to “suck his tongue.”
Here’s Tweet From Dalai Lama
— Dalai Lama (@DalaiLama) April 10, 2023
The official Twitter handle of the Dalai Lama released a statement on Monday, apologizing for the incident and stating that the spiritual leader often teases people he meets in an innocent and playful manner, even in public and before cameras. The statement added that the Dalai Lama regrets the incident and wishes to apologize to the boy and his family, as well as his many friends across the world, for any hurt his words may have caused.
This is not the first time that the Dalai Lama has faced public backlash. In the past, his remark that if his successor were to be a woman, she would have to be “attractive” sparked controversy. However, he later issued an apology for his comment.
So the Dalai Lama is kissing an Indian boy at a Buddhist event and even tries to touch his tongue.
He actually says “suck my tongue”
Now why would he do that?
— Joost Broekers (@JoostBroekers) April 8, 2023
For breaking news and live news updates, like us on Facebook fb.com/thevoiceofsikkim or follow us on Twitter twitter.com/thevoicesikkim and Instagram instagram.com/thevoiceofsikkim. Visit www.voiceofsikkim.com.