Dalai Lama Apologizes for Directing Young Boy to ‘Suck My Tongue”

The Dalai Lama apologized for an interaction with a young boy on Monday after disturbed viewers saw the religious leader ask the boy to “suck my tongue.”

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The 87-year-old exiled religious leader of Tibet was holding a public event when the interaction occurred.

His representatives say the boy approached the Dalai Lama and asked for a hug. The two interacted for several moments, and footage circulating on social media shows the boy responding to the leader’s request to “suck my tongue.”

“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,” representatives wrote in a statement on Twitter. “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.”



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One comment

  1. Dalai Lama asks little boy to ‘suck my tongue’

    Here’s the video. My concerns.

    #1. I doubt the child speaks English, yet the Dali Lama said in English to “suck his tongue”.

    #2. It appears that Sticking One’s Tongue Out is a Greeting in Certain Countries.

    “What to know about sticking the tongue out”

    Repetitive Protrusions of one’s tongue may be from a Disorder known as Tardive Dyskinesia. It is the result (in some people) of certain medications, one known to cause this was Anti-Psychotic Meds. I think it’s a permanent condition, so that once the Drug is discontinued, the effect persists.

    Of course, I’m not suggesting the Dali Lama has Tardive Dyskinesia, but in that article is:

    For example, Maori warriors do it to demonstrate ferocity and defiance. Meanwhile, in Tibet, sticking your tongue out is a sign of respect or a greeting.

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    So, in Tibet, it’s a Sign on Respect or Greeting.

    #3. It’s unlikely that the child actually sucked his tongue, though the child’s face was obscured, there only seems to have been superficial contact, in fact, the child may have been protruding his tongue and they touched tongue to tongue.

    #4. In Judaism is this:

    What Is Oral Suction Circumcision and Where Does It Come From?

    The above practice has been known to pass on Diseases from the Rabbi to the Child, and in some instances, has resulted in the Child’s death (from the disease contracted).

    There are some weird practices done in other countries. I think the Dali Lama was wrong for doing it, but I don’t think it’s as ominous as it appears.

    I was at a Middle Eastern food store, I was with a friend doing Refrigeration Repair there. I asked one of the brothers that owned the place how they said in the Middle East what we use the Middle Finger to denote. He told me to make a circle with my Index Finger and Thumb, show the person you want to convey that sentiment on, and move the hand back and forth. He sent me to his brother that was at the cash register and told me to do that motion. When the customer left, I got his attention and did as instructed. He cracked up laughing, asking me “who showed you that”?

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