Cardi B Slams ‘Child Predator’ Dalai Lama After He Asks Boy To ‘Suck His Tongue’

The Dalai Lama is some pretty hot water after a video of him kissing a young boy on the lips and asking the child to “suck his tongue” went viral this week. The 87-year-old spiritual leader has been accused of extremely inappropriate behavior after the interaction, which happened on February 28 at the Dalai Lama‘s Dharamshala temple in Himachal Pradesh, India. Students from the Indian M3M Foundation attended a special talk when a young boy in the audience asked to hug him. What happened next has caused major controversy. One person speaking out against the Dalai Lama is Cardi B, who described him as a “child predator.”

The “WAP” rapper took to Twitter to call out the Dalai Lama and his despicable lack of boundaries. “This world is full of predators. They prey on the innocent. The ones who are most unknowing, our children,” she wrote. “Predators could be our neighbors, our school teachers, even people with money, power and our churches. Constantly talk with your kids about boundaries and what they shouldn’t allow people to do to them.”

Of course, plenty of critics clapped back at Cardi and reminded her of her own criminal record. In particular, the star, real name Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar Cephus, was previously accused of drugging and robbing men when she was a stripper. However, Cardi pointed out that the complaints were beside the point.

“I said protect ya kids from predators? Like do y’all want them to get preyed on or something? PROTECT OUR KIDS and let them know not to let anyone touch their private parts,” she responded. “Don’t let no one kiss them in their mouth. And [tell them to] always feel comfortable letting mommy and daddy know what happens.”

Plenty of people thought Cardi B had a point about the Dalai Lama and fully agreed with her. “Wow all this support I’m getting at the same time is beautiful. It was deep in my heart to talk about this cause me & my friend was talkin last night & then the dalai lama thing happen this morning,” she posted. “Thank you everyone. I just have to realize the people attacking me are just projecting.”

The Dalai Lama has apologized for the upset caused by his actions. “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 and his family, as well as his many friends across the world, for the hurt his words may have caused,” a statement from his office read. “His Holiness often teases people he meets in an innocent and playful way, even in public and before cameras. He regrets the incident.”

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