In recent news on and about our Sorry singer, Justin Bieber is that he has been banned from performing in China, according to the Beijing culture bureau. As a reply to the confirmation from the ministry, a statement was issued said it was inappropriate to allow entertainers who have engaged in “bad behavior” to perform in China. “Justin Bieber is a gifted singer, but he is also a controversial young foreign singer,” the statement also added that “We hope that as Justin Bieber matures, he can continue to improve his own words and actions, and truly become a singer beloved by the public.”
To its very own list of hostile foreign forces, China has added the name Justin Bieber, assuming that ranking somewhere below the Dalai Lama and Taiwanese separatists. It’s not the first time the singer has caused controversies wherever he goes, though he has been called a talented artist, it seems that his ‘bad behavior’ has cost him another country to get him banned. Though this time the elaborate explanation was missing from the bureau’s official statement to the question, raised about no venues being slotted for the pop star’s Asia wide tour in China, by a fan.
Justin had caused quite an upset within the social media when he posted a picture of him visiting the controversial Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. In 2014, even though the singer had taken down the photo and apologized, the Chinese were outraged. Their foreign minister’s spokesperson also commented that he hoped the singer had left Yasukuni with “a clear understanding of Japan’s history of invasion and militarism, and of the source of Japan’s militarism”.
The shrine honors fallen warriors and pays tribute to convicted war criminals as martyrs of the nation but that’s not quite the case in China as well as South Korea, wherein the shrine is seen as a symbol of Japan not being sorry for its empire’s past.
The Sorry singer will be embarking on his Asia wide tour for Purpose album again from September and will be performing in the countries Japan, Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore, Hong Kong.