Gaga Just Got Banned in China

She interviewed the Dalai Lama on Sunday
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 28, 2016 10:05 AM CDT
Lady Gaga listens as the Dalai Lama speaks in Indianapolis on Sunday.   (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
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(Newser) – You won't be hearing, or likely seeing, Lady Gaga in China anytime soon. After the singer met with the Dalai Lama on Sunday to talk meditation and mental health, the Communist Party's propaganda department ordered her songs banned in China, while state-controlled media were ordered to condemn the meeting, reports the Guardian. A government rep suggests he's never heard of the singer—whom the BBC describes "one of, if not the most, popular Western musician in mainland China"—but says the Dalai Lama was trying to promote Tibetan independence, per the AP. (Click for 22 celebs who've been banned from places.)

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