Dalai Lama Apologizes After Asking Boy To Suck His Tongue
Written by Rika C on April 12, 2023
The Dalai Lama is in hot water online for what people are calling acts of pedophilia.
The 87-year-old spiritual leader, apologized after a viral video showed him kissing a minor boy, then suggesting the child suck on his tongue.
Tenzin Gyatso–the Dalai Lama’s name–shared the statement on his social media channels.
“A video clip has been circulating that shows a recent meeting when a young boy asked His Holiness the Dalai Lama if he could give him a hug. His Holiness wishes to apologize to the boy, his family, and his many friends worldwide for the hurt his words may have caused.”
The Dalai Lama invited the boy on stage and pointed to his cheek, saying, “First here.” It was a suggestion for a cheek kiss, which the child obliged with.
After the hug and kiss, the leader pointed to his lips and said, “Then I think finally here also.” Before the child could react, the Dalai Lama reportedly pulled the child’s chin toward him, kissing the minor on the lips. After a few moments, the boy stood apart again while the Lama stared at him. Then, the 87-year-old motioned at his tongue, poked it out, and said, “suck my tongue.” There was no explanation for why the hug escalated into a kiss.