The 87-year-old Dalai Lama has publicly apologized for being filmed asking a child about himself. “Tongue Sucker”. What did the shocked boy do? The incident took place on February 28. In front of a cheering audience, the Dalai Lama stuck his tongue out at the child in front of him and asked: “Can you suck my tongue”.
Beyond this unacceptable and incomprehensible gesture, not even a word of apology from the Dalai Lama’s communications team passed. “His Holiness, even in public and in front of the cameras, often teases the people he meets in an innocent and playful manner. He regretted the incident.
Dalai Lama apologizes and explains himself after controversy over video of him asking boy to “suck his tongue”
Clearly: it’s a joke, move around, nothing to see… too easy. On the one hand, the Dalai Lama exploits the power relationship between his followers, even more so for a child. The Dalai Lama, on the other hand, did not block the child’s gesture.
Tenzin Gyatso (the name of the Dalai Lama) was not his first drift. In 2015, he pledged to be a female Dalai Lama “Must be attractive, otherwise it’s worthless”. Two years ago, he joked again: “Married people are not necessarily happy. I think there are a lot of worries, concerns, a lot of money for husbands is being used by wives.
It is true that the Dalai Lama no longer makes anyone laugh.
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