The Dalai Lama invited the boy up toward the platform he was seated on. In the video, he gestured to his cheek, after which the child kissed him before giving him a hug. The Dalai Lama then asked the boy to kiss him on the lips and stuck out his tongue saying, “and suck my tongue.”

Dalai Lama apologizes after video shows him kissing boy

The footage triggered a backlash online with social media users condemning his behavior as inappropriate and disturbing. DHARAMSALA SINGHAN, Jammu and Kashmir - Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama apologized Monday after a video showing him kissing a child on the lips triggered criticism.