20 celebrities that prohibit entry to various countries
Among the celebrities is full of that for one reason or another denied entry to various countries. Most often, so it turns out because of problems with the law of the artists themselves, sometimes because of their political views, and sometimes and at all for very very unusual excuse. In this list of 20 of our own and foreign celebrities, who at various times prohibited entry into certain countries.
In 2009, American singer and actor Chris Brown was not allowed into the UK, expanding just at the border. And all because of problems with the law, which Brown has started after he beat up his girlfriend Rihanna, which they then met. Chris struck the girl injuries, and fled after the crime scene. True then he came to the police station, where he was arrested. The court sentenced Brown to five years probation and 180 days of community service. Then, due to the inability to get to the UK, Brown had to cancel four large concert. It seems that this story for a long time will haunt the young artist, because in 2015 for the same reasons he was not allowed entry into Canada. In Toronto and Montreal also had to cancel the performance.
In 1997, the American actor Brad Pitt has been categorically denied entry to China after his role in the movie "Seven Years in Tibet." Leaders of the Chinese Communist Party considered a great insult that Pitt revealed in the film and forever banned him from entering the country. However, it is assumed that over time, passions subsided and Chinese bosses heart softened. Because 17 years later, in 2014, Pitt accompanied by his wife Angelina during a trip to Shanghai, when she went to the premiere of the film "Maleficent."
Lady Gaga is undoubtedly one of the most extravagant artists of our time. Someone like her flamboyant style, and someone from it literally shudder. In particular, the Indonesian "Front defenders of Islam" Gaga announced a real "devil's messenger", and forbade her to speak in Jakarta. The ban was supported by many other religious groups in Indonesia. During the talks, the authorities promised to allow the singer to speak, if she dressed in clothes befitting that will close it from head to toe. But the managers of this idea was abandoned, but later decided that her tour in Indonesia is not safe for the singer and for this reason all the performances were canceled.
The once modest home girl who was playing in the family television series "Hannah Montana" in 2009 suddenly changed its image and became a real tear off. At the same time she was forbidden to enter China after she published a photo in which, together with some friends jokingly grimace, posing as a Chinese. And yet in 2014, Miley Cyrus denied entry to the Dominican Republic, arguing that it "does not comply with the norms of morality and customs." However, Miley herself, even after the ban of entry has not ceased to finance the Fund The Happy Hippie Foundation, which deals with problems of homeless youth in the Dominican Republic.
In 2014, the US Treasury has publicly accused Grigory Leps having links with the Russian mafia. According to them, the musician had a close cooperation of some criminal organization called "Brothers' Circle". Adding Leps blacklist meant not only a ban on entry into the United States, all US citizens were forbidden to enter into a deal with him and his own assets in the United States have been frozen. However, apparently, the musician it does not upset: he repeatedly joked about it, and later even named one of his own album "American Gangster №1".
Just one careless spoken phrase, uttered by Alec Baldwin on national television, turned not only virtually an international scandal, but a lifetime ban for him to visit the Philippines. Moreover, the Philippine policy in an outburst of emotions promised to maim a movie star if his foot set foot on their land. And the thing is that in "The late show" the program ether with David Letterman, the question of whether he is going to still have children, Baldwin replied: "Yes, I'm even thinking to order a mail bride from the Philippines. Or from Russia. " Naturally, after a fierce scandal, Baldwin had to bring a formal apology, but the entry into the Philippines for him and remained closed.
In 2010, the American socialite Paris Hilton has had serious problems with the law: the court in Las Vegas sentenced her to a year of probation for possession of cocaine. That this was the reason why, in September 2010, when Paris arrived in Japan for the promotion line of handbags with her sister Nicky, her straight to passport control deployed back. All the matter in the strict Japanese laws, according to which the country denied entry to people who are under investigation or convicted in his homeland.
Martha Stewart - a famous American TV presenter and writer, who gained fame thanks to tips on housekeeping. In 2003, this "exemplary housewife" has been involved in high-profile trial: it was accused of major financial fraud and an attempt to destroy the evidence. Mrs. Stewart faced up to twenty years in prison. However, apparently, her lawyers are very well tried, because as a result of the TV presenter received five months in prison and a requirement to pay a fine of $ 30,000. However, problems with the law all the same played a role. In 2008, the United Kingdom, referring to these lawsuits, Martha Stewart banned the entry into its territory.
In 2014, a lot of buzz on the Internet has produced a video in which the actor practiced shooting with heavy machine gun positions on the DNI supporters. Such an act of Michael caused an uproar in the Internet as well as outside it. A situation not helped even the official explanation of the actor in which he said that he did not shoot in the direction of Ukrainian security officials, moreover, machine gun bullets were in the blanks, and the cadres themselves - staged. Ukraine has not only banned from entering Porechenkova, the head of the Interior Ministry Arsen Avakov filed against the actor's criminal case, equating it to the members of illegal armed groups.
In general, for those who know who Snoop Dogg, it is not necessary to explain why many countries have banned him from entering, expelled from its territory, or even arrested at the airport, as it happened in Norway. The reason for this addiction to marijuana musician. In 2012, Snoop Dogg was detained by police Kristiansand Airport. When it then found 8 grams of marijuana and a large amount of money, which is forbidden by Norwegian law. Then the rapper for two years denied entry into Norway.
In 2007, Beyonce had to cancel a performance in Malaysia after local Islamist party accused her of indecency on the stage. the singer's managers had long negotiations with the authorities, in which they have put forward a number of conditions under which the concerts are still able to take place. In particular, Beyoncé were to be dressed in such clothes that would shut her body from the shoulders to the knees, and to abandon dancing on stage. Singer offered just stand near the microphone and singing - nothing more. To agree in the end did not succeed, and all concerts are simply canceled.
In 2003, a concert of rapper Jay-Z has not been able to agree with the Chinese authorities, with the result that the musician forbidden to come into the country. The reason why this has happened, the authorities explained like this: "Some of Jay-Z songs contain too much vulgar lyrics, as well as violence and brutality."
Canadian authorities also did not like the lyrics of songs 50Cent. Officials have decided that they are too much violence propaganda and the people of their country is no need to listen to. The important role played and problems with the law of the artist, Canadians are very handy remembered his convictions. Well, the point in the staged incident that occurred in 2003, when 50Cent concert in Toronto was shot and killed a man.
The leader of Ukrainian rock band "Okean Elzy" Svyatoslav Vakarchuk is known for his active civil position. In 2004, he was an active participant in the "Orange Revolution" in 2007, it has become a people's deputy, and in 2013 actively supported euromaidan. All this resulted in the fact that with a light hand of some Russian MPs concert of "Okean Elzy" in Russia were abolished in 2014. In this case, no official ban on entry or concerts in our country the group is not present, but nevertheless there and own concerts.
Big scandal turned to one of the concerts of the group Bloodhound Gang in Odessa. During the performance, the band's bassist Jared Hasselhoff, saying, "Do not tell me about that Putin" stuffed the Russian flag in the pants, pulled it out and threw it to the public. Naturally the Russian public this trick extremely outraged and argued that musicians always do, including native American flag, no one is worried. On the group opened a criminal case under the article of "Abuse of State Emblem of the Russian Federation or the State flag of the Russian Federation", banned for five years from entering the country, as well as removed absolutely all their songs and clips from the radio station and TV channels.
In 1996, the band Beatles group, without knowing it, very insulted the first lady of the Philippines. The thing is that while in this country, they were invited to breakfast at the Presidential Palace. But are not used to this level of official meetings, the band politely declined. But this failure is literally brought furious first lady, after which the team had to urgently leave the country.
In 2014, several Russian pop stars including Joseph Kobzon, Valeria and Oleg Gazmanov was denied entry into Latvia. It happened just a few days before all of these musicians were to take part in the music festival "New Wave" in Jurmala. Explaining the reasons for getting our artists to blacklist Foreign Minister of Latvia said that these people are "supported Crimea's accession to Russia and repeatedly spoke disparagingly about the actions of Ukraine." By the way, Joseph Kobzon in 2003 has turned out to be banned in Latvia. Then he was banned for a year to enter the country with the phrase "threat to national security and public order."
Star Music sitile R'N'B, Akon, was deprived of the right to enter Sri Lanka. And all because of the fact that in one of the clips of the performer, a crowd of girls in bikinis had fun in the pool against the backdrop of the Buddha statute. Local religious groups took this as an insult, and even took to the protest. Musician hurried to justify himself, he did not know anything about this statue, but it was too late. Entry into the country for it was already closed.
In 2013, Selena Gomez has been forced to cancel a planned speech in Russia, because she simply could not get a visa. The official reason for the refusal was named Russian tightening requirements for foreign artists to produce short-term work visas. However, according to rumors Selena Gomez authorities banned the entry because it feared that during the show the singer will act in support of the representatives of different sexual orientations, as did Madonna and Lady Gaga.
Russian satirist Mikhail Zadornov is no stranger to be somewhere else persona non grata. A few years ago it was not allowed in Egypt, they tried to deprive Lithuanian visa and US visa he himself dashed all the passport in front of a TV audience of many millions. In early 2014 Zadornov forbidden to enter its territory and Ukraine. Blame, of course, very emotional statements the actor about the countries and nations during his performances.