It doesn’t look like China is ready to give Justin Bieber a second chance. Authorities in that country have decided to ban the 23 year old former “bad boy” from the entire country.
Justin’s Purpose World Tour will head to Asia later this year, where he will be performing in Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore and Hong Kong. Looks like Beliebers in mainland China will have to settle for a “Sorry” instead.
In a statement posted online, Beijing’s culture bureau said that Justin’s misdemeanours meant the artist, who has had repeated run-ins with the law was unsuitable for Chinese residents.
Replying to an angry Twitter user, the bureau said, “Justin Bieber is a gifted singer, but he is also a controversial young foreign singer.”
The singer last performed in China in 2013 when he was pictured being carried up the Great Wall by his bodyguards.
Beijing’s culture bureau hasn’t said the ban is permanent, so there is still hope he could perform there at some point in the future, “We hope Justin Bieber is able to improve his conduct as he grows up and will once again find public favor.”
— Aaron Mc Nicholas (@aaronMCN) July 21, 2017