Justin Bieber Banned From Performing In China
Singer and songwriter Justin Bieber have been banned from performing in the Chinese capital for bad behavior.
Beijing’s Municipal Bureau of Culture said “Bieber’s lifestyle overseas and his words and actions when he last performed in China had generated public dissatisfaction.
“Given efforts to purify the performing arts environment in China, it was not appropriate to bring in artists with bad behavior. We hope Justin Bieber will continue to improve his behavior as part of his growth, and become a singer truly loved by the public.”
Bieber performed in China in 2013 when media coverage centered on him stripping on stage in Beijing to reveal his bare torso, being carried up the steps of the Great Wall of China, and riding a Segway, again shirtless, through the streets.
The 23-year-old singer has become notorious for a string of indiscretions and scandals in recent years, shedding the clean-cut image he had when he burst onto the scene as a teenager.
Biber is currently on his third world tour, with Asian dates in Japan, India, Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore and Indonesia.
Several big name musicians have been blocked from performing in China, including Lady Gaga, Bjork and Bon Jovi.