Report: Lady Gaga Banned In China


BEIJING, China (CelebrityAccess) — Lady Gaga has reportedly been added to a list of people not welcomed in the country after she met with the Dalai Lama to discuss Yoga.

According to Hong Kong newspaper The Apple Daily, Gaga made the list maintained by China's ruling Communist Party shortly after the 19-minute meeting, which took place at the annual United States Conference of Mayors Sunday, and which was streamed live on Facebook.

A translation of the Daily Apple story made by The Guardian said that China's Party of China's propaganda department issued an "important instruction" after the meeting, barring Lady G's music from mainland China. Media organizations in China were also instructed to stop playing her music and state-owned news organizations were instructed to condemn the meeting.

The Dalai Lama, who fled into exile in March 1959, is a hot-button item for the Chinese government, who has accused him of trying to split the Himalayan region away from China. Other artists, including Bon Jovi, Katy Perry, and Selena Gomez have also had apparent trouble with access to China due to past connections with China. – Staff Writers