Canadian sensation Justin Beiber may have successfully turned around his reputation by staying out of the headlines and making decent music lately but, his good behaviour hasn’t yet worked on the Chinese government, who have banned the star from performing in the country.
When a Chinese Bieber fan wrote to the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture to ask why her idol hasn’t been seen in the country for several years, despite scheduling dates in nearby Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the Philippines on the Asian leg of his latest world tour, they were met with a firm response, reports Telegraph.uk.
“Justin Bieber is a gifted singer, but he is also a controversial young foreign singer. 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”.
“We hope that as Justin Bieber matures, he can continue to improve his own words and actions, and truly become a singer beloved by the public.”
When the star visited China for his performance in 2013, he was condemned for being carried up the Great Wall of China by his bodyguards (an image of which resulted in a bombardment of international mockery). Bieber was also filmed skateboarding through the streets of Beijing while being pursued by his entourage.
Although we are not sure of the actual reasons, a person could safely assume that Beijing had in mind some headline-making incidents happened in the US.
Bieber’s bad behaviour in the US in the past includes an arrest for drink and drive and a strange incident in which he urinated in a janitor’s bucket and yelled derogatory words at a portrait of the former US president. His offensive behaviour during his last Chinese tour created national outrage in the country.