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10 Celebrities who have been banned from other countries for weird and crazy reasons

In this article, we are going to list 10 celebrities from big named actors and singers who have been banned from nations from the U.K. to China. Unfortunately, many of them have been banned for weird and crazy reasons. Let’s look at it in detail.

1. Katy Perry

Katy Perry
Katy Perry

Katy Perry won’t ever be performing in or even stepping foot in China. The communist nation declared that the singer was no longer allowed to enter after she wore a Taiwanese flag and sunflower dress while performing at the Taipei Arena. That was a “protest of a Chinese trade agreement” from the year before, according to iHeartRadio.

Perry was denied a visa and could not attend the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which was held in China in 2017.

2. Kesha

Kesha
Kesha

Kesha has not been allowed in Malaysia since 2013 after her concerts were believed to “hurt cultural and religious sensitivities.”

The singer expressed her frustrations on Twitter at the time. She even agreed to change her song lyrics and wear more appropriate clothing while performing. Malaysia has never revealed why they exactly banned Kesha from performing.

3. Miley Cirus

Miley Cirus
Miley Cirus

According to NME, Miley Cyrus was banned from China in 2009 after she was seen making her eyes look slanted along with one of her pals. The country banned the singer’s Disney show Hannah Montana, her films, and any merchandise with her face on it.

4. Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber was banned from China in 2017 after his inappropriate “bad behavior”. A statement was issued from the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture that read, “Justin Bieber is a gifted singer. But to maintain a Chinese performance environment, it is not suitable to bring in badly behaved entertainers.”

5. Beyonce

Beyonce
Beyonce

Beyonce got banned from Malaysia because of her “provocative” performances, according to Cosmopolitan. Malaysia is a Muslim nation with strict rules for women not exposing a lot of skin, the nation thought her performances are too sexy.

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6. Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart

The United Kingdom banned Martha Stewart in 2011 because of her criminal record in the U.S., according to the Independent. The U.K. denied a visa to the businesswoman because of “serious criminal offenses abroad”.

7. The Beatles

The Beatles
The Beatles

Phillippines banned the British band after they refused to attend a breakfast reception at the Presidential Palace with First Lady Imelda Marcos.

8. Akon

Akon
Akon

Akon was banned from Sri Lanka back in 2010. This is when he appeared in the music video for the song “Sexy Chick” and a Buddha statue was spotted among bikini-clad women.

9. Sacha Baron Cohen

Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen

Sacha Baron Cohen was banned from Kazakstan after his film Borat painted an unpleasant picture of the nation. The country has banned his film and Cohen from visiting.

10. Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt was banned from China for over 15 years because of his role in the 1997 movie. China did not like his role in the film and banned him from entering the nation.

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