Did Dalai Lama Drop F-Bomb?

Brown, translator insist he said 'forget it'
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2012 11:21 PM CDT
Updated Oct 19, 2012 3:30 AM CDT
Did Dalai Lama Drop F-Bomb?
The Dalai Lama delivers a lecture on international affairs at Brown University.   (AP Photo/Brown University, Mike Cohea)

Brown University students couldn't quite believe their ears—or eyes—when the Dalai Lama appeared to casually drop the F-bomb during a lecture yesterday. He appeared to tell thousands of students that if they didn't like his message about living a peaceful life, they could just "f*** it." That's what it sounded like, and that's what a stenographer typing closed captions of the speech wrote, reports the New York Daily News. The crowd loved it, bursting into laughter—and applause. Brown officials and the Dalai Lama's personal translator later insisted he said "forget it." But check out this video of a speech the holy guy made a few years ago. (Read more Dalai Lama stories.)

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