Celebrities Who Have Been Banned from Other Countries

Sometimes celebrities’ find that they aren’t loved all over the world. Here are some celebs who have been banned from different countries.

If even Beyoncé can be banned, no one is safe.

Katty Perry, China


Katy Perry’s sunflower dress causes controversy.


The singer has reportedly been banned indefinitely from China, which is preventing her from performing at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai.

Her ban apparently comes from an incident when she wore the Taiwanese flag during her concert at Taipei Arena, and over a sunflower dress, she wore during her Prism tour (the sunflower is the symbol of the Sunflower Student Movement, which protested a Chinese trade agreement in 2014).

Selene Gomez, China


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Selena Gomez has been banned by China because of the Dalai Lama.


The actress and singer was reportedly been banned from China when a picture she took with the Dalai Lama surfaced in 2016.

Kesha, Malaysia


Kesha banned from performing in Malaysia.


The singer was banned from Malaysia in 2013 after Malaysian authorities expressed concerns that her concert would hurt cultural and religious sensitivities.

Paris Hilton, Japan


Paris says cocaine is hers.


Hilton was banned from entering Japan because of a drug violation in the U.S.

Miley Cyrus, China


Miley Cyrus and friends pulling ‘Chinese’ eyes, which has offended Asian groups.


Miley was banned from China in 2009 after she posted a picture of herself in which her eyes appeared slanted.

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,” Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi explained.

Justin Bieber, China


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Justin Bieber’s BANNED from China for Bad Behavior.


Bieber was banned from China in 2017.

Justin Bieber is a gifted singer,” the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture said in a statement. “But in order to maintain order in the Chinese market and purify the Chinese performance environment, it is not suitable to bring in badly behaved entertainers.

Beyoncé, Malaysia


Beyoncé: Banned From Malaysia.


Queen Bey has been banned from Malaysia due to the provocative nature of her shows.

The Beatles, Philippines


Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, and John Lennon.


The Beatles were banned from the Philippines after they declined a breakfast invitation from the First Lady, Imelda Marcos.



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