Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama made the headline after a viral video on social media showed him asking a boy to “suck my tongue”. “A video clip had surfaced 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 and his family, as well as his many friends across the world, for the hurt his words may have caused,” the spiritual leader’s office said in a statement.
This incident took place during an interaction at an event in McLeod Ganj, a suburb of Dharamshala. According to The Guardian, around 100 school students were present at the event, which was organized at a temple.
One of the students attending the event there asked the Dalai Lama during the interaction if he can hug him. The 87-year-old asked the boy to come up to the platform where he was seated.
The monk then planted a kiss on the boy’s lips as he leaned in to pay his respects. He then stuck his tongue out, while placing his forehead against the boy’s, and asked the child to suck it. The boy moved away while the Dalai Lama laughed and pulled the boy in for another hug, said the outlet.
The video was captured by one of the attendees and has gained millions of views. It immediately became a trending topic and netizens across various platforms expressed their disgust and dismay at the disturbing content. Twitter users slammed the footage, calling it “disgusting” and “absolutely sick”.
A verified Twitter user accused the spiritual leader of sexually assaulting the young boy and called him a “child predator”.
A video of the Dalai Lama is circulating of him sexually assaulting a young boy. In the video, he demands the child to “suck my tongue”. Sadly, this comes as no surprise to me.
– The Dalai Lama endorsed the NXIVM sex trafficking cult.
– Just like Jeffrey Epstein, he has ties… pic.twitter.com/UYmEPxtA4m
— LIZ CROKIN (@LizCrokin) April 10, 2023