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Dua Lipa’s music video shoot halted by police after residents complain it ‘flouted’ coronavirus rules

The Independent logo The Independent 16/10/2020 Annabel Nugent
Dua Lipa wearing a purple shirt © Provided by The Independent

Filming on Dua Lipa’s new music video was halted when police arrived on set after locals complained the shoot was breaking coronavirus protocols.

The Sun reports that the “New Rules” singer was seen on Wednesday night (14 October) in Shoreditch on set with a large group of crew and extras.

It appeared the new music video was being filmed inside an East London takeaway shop. Outside, a group of extras gathered underneath a tent while crew members set up lights.

An onlooker told The Sun: “It looked as though the people on the shoot were breaking rules and social distancing was totally out of the question.”

They continued: “People in the area are respecting the law, so to see a pop star openly break it was poor form. Someone called the police.

Dua Lipa wearing a purple dress: The “One Kiss” singer was spotted filming her new music video at a takeaway shop in Shoreditch © Provided by The Independent The “One Kiss” singer was spotted filming her new music video at a takeaway shop in Shoreditch

“It was late at night and deserted there but ultimately it’s a smack in the face for locals who had to listen to it going on.”

This is not the first time the artist has been criticised for not following coronavirus rules. In August, Lipa came under fire for attending a large social gathering in California during the pandemic.

After she shared a photo of the event on social media, Lipa’s post was flooded with messages from her fans, many of whom called her out for attending a busy party with minimal social distancing seemingly in place.

One social media user wrote: "You should use your platform for good and promote social distancing and wearing a mask. This isn’t a good look bb.”


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