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Twitter Is Ready To Cancel The Dalai Lama After He Says A Female Successor Should Be 'Attractive'

Oh come on, 2019! Throw us a bone here! The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, was interview by BBC this week and told the world that he believes a female successor would have to be attractive. You heard that correctly. Rajini Vaidyanathan, the BBC News reporter, published the interview on Twitter and it cause a stir as Twitter users are calling to 'cancel' the Dalai Lama. The conversation went like this:

Rajini Vaidyanathan: "You once said that you would be open to a female successor."

The Dalai Lama: "That's also possible."

Rajini Vaidyanathan: "You also told one of my colleagues that, that female must be attractive, otherwise it's not much use...Can you see why that comment upset a lot of women?"

The Dalai Lama: "If a female Dalai Lama comes, she should be more attractive." If not, "people, I think prefer, not see her, that face."

What are your thoughts on what the Dalai Lama is saying? Do you agree or disagree? 

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    Text - Rajini Vaidyanathan Follow @BBCRajiniV A thread Last week I travelled to Dharamsala to the residence of the #DalaiLama. He's lived in exile in India for more than 60 years, after China sent troops into #Tibet in 1959. As he approaches his 84th birthday I asked him a range of questions. #BBCDalaiLama wra LOCK Lanv 10:40 PM 26 Jun 2019 from New Delhi, India 2,040 Retweets 6,076 Likes
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    Face - Rajini Vaidyanathan @BBCRajiniV Jun 27 It's significant that the @Dalailama hasn't met or talked to @realDonaldTrump because he had such a strong relationship with past US presidents. Barack Obama and George W Bush most recently. George W Bush even did a painting of the Dalai Lama. bbc.com/news/av/world-... Mr Bush said the Dalai Lama is "a very sweet man, and I painted him as sweetly as I could" t 1.0K 180 3.2K
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    Text - Jessica Valenti @JessicaValenti Having to cancel the Dalai Lama is about as 2019 as it gets twitter.com/BBCRajiniV/sta...
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    Text - Caroline Hirons @CarolineHirons Remember a couple of hours ago when I said there was no-one left to disappoint you? Dalai Lama: Hold my beer Hirons. twitter.com/bbcrajiniv/sta...
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    Text - Femi @Femi_Sorry Nobody: .. Nobody at all: ... Nobody throughout the vastness of space: Dalai Lama: The next Dalai Lama has to be super f*able 555 2:39 PM- Jun 28, 2019
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    Text - MKupperman @MKupperman INTERVIEWER: So you're saying if the next Dalai Lama is a woman, she must be attractive? DALAI LAMA: She's gotta be- Awooga! Awooga! (mimes steam coming out of ears, tongue unrolling, eyes shooting out)Boinggggg! (panting noises) uhuhuhuhu (chews on knuckles) Gna! Gna! Gna! 541 10:07 PM - Jun 28, 2019
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    Text - Molly Lambert @mollylambert still stuck on the idea that the Dalai Lama thinks people pay attention to what hot women are saying 192 7:07 AM Jun 29, 2019
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    Facial expression - GIF mamrie hart @mametown The Dalai Lama wants his female successor hot... fine, Dolly Lama it is. And just like that, I'm a Buddhist. 2,688 8:39 PM - Jun 28, 2019
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