10 Celebrities Who Were Banned From Other Countries

Some celebrities will be welcomed everywhere in the world, while some are not for multiple reasons. Different countries have different cultures and customs that not only celebrities but also everyone needs to consider the dos and don’ts list. Because the local governments can be wary of these celebrities who misunderstand their culture or generate bad publicity.
Still, those countries could even ban them from their territories that is what happened to some A-list celebrities. From leading actor Brad Pitt to one of the most famous singers Justin Bieber, their movies, statements or actions made a bad impression on leaders around the world, and some of them decided to ban them from their countries. Some celebs might only make a joke, unfortunately, leaders didn’t think so.
Whether the cases are serious or understandable, let's take a look at 10 celebrities who have been banned from countries around the world because of their manners.

#1 Justin Bieber

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The famous singer was banned from China due to his "bad manner" in 2017.  He was also accused of disrespecting Argentina's flag which made him stop performing in Argentina in 2016. In addition, Justin was reported to be banned from Disneyland for allegedly punching Mickey Mouse in the crotch years ago.

#2 Miley Cyrus

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Cyrus was banned from China when she posted a racist photo of herself with slanted eyes. After that, Chinese foreign minister, Yang Jiechi claimed, “Miss Cyrus has made it clear she is no friend of China or anyone of East Asian descent. We have no interest in further polluting our children’s minds with her American ignorance.”

#3 Beyoncé

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In 2007, Beyoncé had to cancel her concert because of the protests over her costumes and performances. As reported by BBC, “Female performers at Malaysian concerts are required by government rules to cover up from shoulders to knees, with no cleavage showing." As a result, she was banned from this country.

#4 Katy Perry

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In 2015, Katy Perry was in a sunflower dress during a performance in Taipei. She even waved the Taiwanese flag during her whole performance and made her banned from China in 2017. Because the sunflower had been adopted by anti-China protesters and her dress seemed to be deemed anti-national by China.

#5 Paris Hilton

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Paris Hilton was reported to charge drugs in Las Vegas, which is why she wasn't later denied entry to Japan when she decided to enter the country in the following days when landed in her private jet.

#6 Selena Gomez

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Selena was allegedly banned from Russia due to her political opinions and for supporting gay rights in 2013. 3 years later, she was also banned from China for posting a photo with the Dalai Lama.

#7 Salman Khan

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Salman Khan was denied his visa when traveling to Britain after the Supreme Court canceled a court order that had put on hold his 5 years jail term in the 1998 poaching case. It was not until 2017 that he finally performed in the UK after a 12-year hiatus.

#8 Gigi Hadid

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In 2017. the famous model was banned from China for a racially insensitive video of her slanting her eyes to mimic a Buddha doll. This racist gesture never be forgotten by China.

#9 Kesha

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Kesha had to cancel her concert in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2013 and tweeted, "To be clear. I did NOT cancel. I was not allowed to play. And then I was going to play anyways and was threatened with imprisonment." The reason? The authorities believed she would "hurt cultural and religious sensitivities".

#10 Brad Pitt
Right after his film, Seven Years in Tibet, achieved roaring success. Still, the leading actor Brad Pitt was banned from China for more than 20 years -until 2016- because he portrayed the role of an Austrian mountain climber, Heinrich Harrer, who befriends the Dalai Lama during the period of China's takeover of Tibet.
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