NEW DELHI: TheDalai Lamawas at the center of a controversy onTwitterafter saying that a woman was successful to him, she “should be more attractive.”
“If female Dalai Lama comes, then she should be more attractive (Otherwise) people I think prefer not (to) see her, that face, “he told journalist Rajini Vaidyanathan of the BBC.
He also suggested that Europe should be kept forEuropeanswhile suggesting that “should they (refugees) education and training and then aiming to return their own lands (sic)”.
When Vaidyanathan asked if refugees who wanted to stay back, he said, “Limited number okay. The whole Europe (will) will eventually become Muslim country? Impossible Or African country? Also impossible. “
The comments by theNobel Peace Prizewinner has created an uproar on Twitter, with many users questioning the “irony” in his statement since he is a refugee himself.
Twitter user Sayantan Ghosh, who goes by the handle @sayantansunnyg, wrote, “Irony is knocking on Dalai Lama’s door right now and seeking asylum.”
Anu Sandhu Bhamra @SandhuBhamra wrote, “WOW Just wow Taking objectification of women in the Buddhist spiritual realm. “