latest interview with the BBC conducted ahead of his 84th birthday really dropped all our jaws.he Dalai Lama has been known to be politically incorrect from time to time but his
“If female Dalai Lama comes, then she should be more attractive. (Otherwise) people I think prefer not (to) see her, that face,” he chuckled as he told journalist Rajini Vaidyanathan when she asked him about his previous comments about a female successor who would be “not much use” if she weren’t attractive.
The comments made at the interview conducted in Dharamsala, the Buddhist spiritual leader’s home for the last six decades, immediately sparked an uproar on Twitter:
I have always said the worst thing about the Dalai Lama is that he is just not fuckable enough
— priscilla page (@BBW_BFF) June 29, 2019
I knew I'd regret fucking the Dalai Lama.
— Allie Goertz (@AllieGoertz) June 28, 2019
Nothing is more 2019 than finding out the Dalai Lama is an incel.
— Bridget Phetasy (@BridgetPhetasy) June 28, 2019
— Jeremy Breningstall (@breningstall) June 28, 2019
“Keep Europe for Europeans”
Calling himself an “admirer” of the European Union and an “outsider”, the Dalai Lama said Brexit would be a mistake and that it would be better for the United Kingdom to remain within the union.
It was impossible, however, for all refugees to settle in Europe, he said. “European countries should take these refugees and give them education and training, and [the aim] is return to their own land.”
“Limited number? OK. But whole Europe eventually become Muslim country? Impossible. Or African country? Also impossible.”
“There’s nothing wrong with that, is there?” asked the reporter.
“You’re a refugee yourself,” she reminded him.
“They themselves, I think better to their own land. Better. Keep Europe for Europeans.”
Gazza vs. Snoop Dogg
Biden wants a new job
Boris doing brexit
Dalai Lama sexist
WE DIDN'T START THE FIRE
— Rhys James (@rhysjamesy) June 28, 2019
The Dalai Lama also criticised US president Donald Trump for his “lack of moral principle.”
“His emotions also, little bit too complicated. One day he says something, another day he says something [else].
“When he become president, he expressed: ‘America first.’ That is wrong. America, they should take global responsibility.”
How long before Trump calls the Dalai Lama a total loser and boasts about being the most enlightened person ever?
— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) June 27, 2019
Dalai Lama: Trump lacks moral principle.
Trump: That son of a bitch.
Dalai Lama: Women should be hot and migrants should go back where they came from.
Trump: My man!
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) June 28, 2019
On returning to Tibet
Asked if he has given up the hope of returning to the land of his birthplace, the Dalai Lama said emphatically, “No, no, no.”
“Tibetan people very much showed their trust in me, so they are very, very eager. Many old people. With tears, they ask me, ‘Please come to Tibet.’
The Dalai Lama also said that while Chinese president Xi Jinping has yet to send him an invitation, he has had private contact with the Chinese establishment. “Number of Chinese retired officials, and some scholars who have some connections with Chinese government.”