The Dalai Lama has recently issued an apology after a controversial video surfaced on social media showing him kissing a young Indian boy on the lips and telling him to “suck my tongue”. The video has caused widespread backlash and criticism from people all over the world, who have expressed their disappointment and disapproval of the spiritual leader’s behavior.
Apology to the Boy and His Family
In response to the backlash, the office of the 87-year-old Buddhist leader issued a statement apologizing to the boy and his family “for the hurt his words may have caused”. The statement also mentioned that the Dalai Lama often teases people he meets in an innocent and playful way, but that he deeply regrets the incident.
Details of the Controversial Video
According to MSN reports, the video was taken during an event on February 28th, when the Dalai Lama addressed a group of students at the Tsuglagkhang temple in Dharamshala, northern India. In the video, a young boy can be seen approaching a microphone and asking the Dalai Lama if he can hug him. The spiritual leader invites the boy on stage and kisses him on the cheek before proceeding to kiss him on the lips and telling him to “suck my tongue”. The video shows the pair touching heads and the Dalai Lama tickling the boy under the arms.
The Aftermath of the Video
The video has caused widespread outrage and criticism from people all over the world. Many have expressed their disappointment and disbelief that a spiritual leader of the Dalai Lama’s stature could engage in such behavior. The incident has also raised questions about the appropriateness of physical contact between spiritual leaders and their followers.
The Dalai Lama has built a reputation as a respected and revered spiritual leader over the years. However, this incident has caused significant damage to his reputation and has left many people questioning his judgment and behavior. While the apology is a step in the right direction, it remains to be seen how this incident will affect his legacy in the long term.
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