Singer Dua Lipa was visibly emotional after members of her audience who were reportedly waving pride flags were removed.
As reported by The Independent, concertgoers at the "New Rules" singer's show on Sept. 12 were removed aggressively by security guards.
"I want to create a really safe environment for us all to have fun,” the singer told the crowd. “I want us all to dance, I want us all to sing. I want us all to just have a really good time.”
The BBC reported that fellow-audience-members called security "aggressive" and "heavy handed." According to Teen Vogue, Dua Lipa could be seen crying on stage and later said that she was "horrified by what happened."
As noted by The Independent, China has no laws protecting the LGBT community from discrimination.
"Same-sex couples are unable to marry or adopt," the report said. "And households headed by such couples are ineligible for the same legal protections availbale to opposite-sex couples."
Videos on social media show the altercations between crowd members and the security guards at Dua Lipa's show.
“I will stand by you all for your love and beliefs and I am proud and grateful that you felt safe enough to show your pride at my show,” she wrote on social media the following day. “What you did takes a lot of bravery.”
She continued, “I would love to come back for my fans when the time is right and hopefully see a room full of rainbows ... I love you, Shanghai.”