The Dalai Lama is also a sexist? (Disappointing News Category)

With Pope Francis making so much news in the United States, the other gentle spiritual leader of millions — the Dalai Lama — made a little news of his own.

Maybe he was jealous of Pope Francis?

In any case, his holiness was quoted in a BBC interview on the question of whether a woman could be his successor as the next Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama: Therefore, you see now today’s world, lots of trouble. I think females should take more important roles. And then I told the reporter [in Paris who had once asked him about a female Dalai Lama] if a female Dalai Lama comes, their face… should be very attractive.

Reporter: So you can only have a female Dalai Lama if they’re very attractive? Is that what you’re saying?

Dalai Lama: I mean, if female Dalai Lama come, then that female must be very attractive, otherwise not much use.

Reporter: Really? You’re joking I’m assuming? Or you’re not joking?

Dalai Lama: No, true!


I’m not surprised the reported thought he was joking. If you’ve ever heard the Dalai Lama you know that he has a very endearing sense of humor. Maybe he will turn around in a few days and announce that he was just kidding.

But the cat is out of the bag.

Oh, Dalia Lama, you couldn’t just let the Pope have the headlines?

About a1skeptic

A disturbed citizen and skeptic. I should stop reading the newspaper. Or watching TV. I should turn off NPR and disconnect from the Internet. We’d all be better off.
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