Dalai Lama Apologizes After Kissing Boy And Asking Him To "Suck My Tongue"

After a video of the Dalai Lama kissing a young kid and requesting him to suck his tongue went viral, the Dalai Lama issued an apology.

His office said that his activities were intended in a "playful and innocent way." On February 28, the event happened in the Tsuglagkhang temple for Tibetan Buddhists in Dharamshala, northern India.

The child was welcomed on stage after requesting the 87-year-old Nobel Peace Prize recipient for a hug during an event there with about 100 young classmates.

He can be heard saying, "First here," while pointing to his cheek in the interactional video.

The youngster offers him a hug and a kiss on the cheek, and the Dalai Lama responds, "I think here also," kissing the boy on the lips as the audience laughs and applauds.

They then contact foreheads, and he continues, "And suck my tongue," while facing the youngster and thrusting out his tongue.

The office of the Dalai Lama stated in a statement:

His holiness expresses regret for whatever harm his comments may have caused to the youngster, his family, and his numerous friends throughout the globe. Even in public and in front of cameras, His Holiness enjoys innocently and jokingly teasing everyone he encounters. He regrets what happened.

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