These celebs won’t be touring these destinations anytime soon!
Last month we brought you the first half of our two-part series on celebrities who have been banned from foreign countries. (Can you believe the list is so long that we had to split it in two?!) If you missed the previous countdown, be sure to pick up a back copy of our March issue so that you can get all caught up. For everyone else, keep reading below to check out our next set of celebrity offenders:
Queen Bey has twice been forced to call off concerts in Malaysia due to the provocative nature of her shows. The country has since banned Beyonce from ever touring, performing or even entering their borders due to their strict Muslim leadership, which deems her to be too immoral.
When a country bans you from their borders, just let it be! During a 1966 tour, the Beatles caused a outrage when they declined an offer to attend a breakfast reception at the Presidential Palace with First Lady Imelda Marcos. Local media incited the furor, and the band was swifty banned from the country as a result.
Sacha Baron Cohen
Unsurprisingly, Sacha Baron Cohen was banned from Kazakhstan due to the offensive and politically incorrect way in which he portrayed the country in his film Borat. However, in a surprising turn of events, the ban was eventually lifted, thanks to the influx of tourism the movie brought the country which seemed to help the government see the funny side.
Award-winning singer Akon was banned from Sri Lanka in 2010 after the release of his “Sexy Chick” music video. The video featured a sexy pool party in front of a statue of a Buddha, which caused an outrage and spurred violent protests in the nation’s capital.
Along with Canada and Australia, Great Britain temporarily banned Chris Brown from entering the country as a result of his abuse against Rihanna. The criminal offense and subsequent ban cost him a highly anticipated appearance in a Michael Jackson tribute show.
Though temporary, famed rapper and vocal marijuana enthusiast Snoop Dogg was banned from Norway for two years after being caught at the airport with (what else?) eight grams of marijuana in his possession. I guess some old habits die hard!