After a video surfaced of the Dalai Lama kissing a young boy on the lips
And instructing him to "suck his tongue," the Tibetan spiritual leader was thrust into the spotlight.
Social media users have reacted angrily to the video, which has gone viral on these platforms.
As the boy leaned in to pay his respects, the Dalai Lama is seen kissing him on the lips in the video.
After a brief moment, the Tibetan religious figurehead is seen pointing to his mouth and sticking his tongue out.
The Dalai Lama is heard in the video asking the young boy, "Can you suck my tongue?"
The Dalai Lama kisses a young boy in a widely shared video before instructing him to "suck his tongue.