Celebrities Who Have Been Banned from Other Countries

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

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Sometimes celebrities' find that they aren't loved all over the world. Here are 17 celebs who have been banned from different countries.

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Katy Perry, China

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).

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Selena Gomez, China

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

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Kesha, Malaysia

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

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Paris Hilton, Japan

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

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Miley Cyrus, China

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.

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Justin Bieber, China

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.

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Beyoncé, Malaysia

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

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The Beatles, Philippines

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

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Martha Stewart, United Kingdom

In 2008, Stewart was denied a visa to visit the United Kingdom because of her criminal convictions in the United States.

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Lily Allen, United States

The singer's U.S. work visa was revoked in 2007 after she was arrested in London for hitting a paparazzo.

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Akon, Sri Lanka

The singer was banned from Sri Lanka after the release of his "Sexy Chick" video, which features a sexy pool party in front of a Buddha.

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Brad Pitt, China

The actor was banned from China for more than 15 years over his film Seven Years in Tibet.

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Snoop Dogg, Norway

The rapper was banned from Norway for two years after being caught trying to sneak eight grams of marijuana into the country.

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Lady Gaga, Indonesia

The singer was banned from Indonesia in 2012.

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Sacha Baron Cohen, Kazakhstan

The Borat actor was banned from Kazakhstan, but the ban was lifted thanks to the influx of tourism the movie brought the country.

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Chris Brown, United Kingdom and Australia

Brown was banned from the UK on the grounds of having been found guilty of a serious criminal offense. He was also banned from Australia.

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Harrison Ford, China

Ford has been banned from China since 1995 because of his outspoken advocacy for a free Tibet.

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