His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, has stated to a BBC reporter, in a recent interview, that if his successor were to be female, she must be “very attractive.”
In a recent interview with the BBC, the Dalai Lama said that if the next incarnation of the Dalai Lama is to be female, “the face must be very attractive.” Pressed by the interviewer to expand upon his claim, the Dalai Lama stated, “I mean if female Dalai Lama did come, then that female must be very attractive. Otherwise not much use.”
His Holiness received a lot of backlash online across social media platforms, calling his remarks sexist and discriminating against women. The Dalai Lama has previously said that it would be beneficial to Buddhism as “she will have more influence on others.”
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