Singer is banned for his ‘dodgy past’

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By BECCA STUBBS becca@sun­

POP star Justin Bieber has been BANNED from per­form­ing in China be­cause of his ‘bad be­hav­iour’.

The 23-year-old has been slapped with the ban by the Bei­jing Mu­nic­i­pal Bureau of Cul­ture, who have had enough of the pint-sized Cana­dian hit­maker’s an­tics when tour­ing the East Asian coun­try.

His be­hav­iour in China has pre­vi­ously raised eye­brows and now it seems the city bureau are giv­ing him the Chi­nese chop.

Of­fi­cials said they were ex­clud­ing the ‘tal­ented singer’ from their coun­try in the in­ter­ests of im­pos­ing stan­dards and to ‘clean up’ the do­mes­tic per­for­mance mar­ket.


In re­sponse to a fan on their web­site, the bureau also said that the con­tro­ver­sial singer had pre­vi­ously caused ‘public dis­sat­is­fac­tion’ in his pri­vate life.

The Bieber per­formed in China in 2013 but caused an out­rage when he was filmed be­ing car­ried up the Great Wall of China by his body­guards.

He also stripped on stage to re­veal his bare chest and rode around on a Seg­way in Bei­jing half-naked.

How­ever, he’s not the only pop star to have been banned from the com­mu­nist state.

Lady Gaga, Bjork and Bon Jovi are also barred af­ter they ei­ther met or sup­ported the ex­iled Ti­betan spir­i­tual leader, the Dalai Lama.

Bieber has apol­o­gised to fans af­ter can­celling the last 14 dates of his Pur­pose World Tour.

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