Canadian pop idol Justin Bieber has been forbidden by Chinese authorities from performing in the People’s Republic, courtesy his ‘offstage antic’. According to a Guardian report, as a part of his Purpose World Tour, Bieber is supposed to tour Asia later this year. His shows are scheduled to take place in Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, and the Philippines. This decision will surely disappoint Bieber fans.
Beijing’s culture bureau in a statement explained certain behavior shown by the pop idol is unacceptable and hence not suitable for the ‘Chinese ears ‘. Giving a detailed explanation about the decision the bureau further said that his social behaviour and his misconduct in a Chinese concert before had caused discontent among the people. To maintain a certain decorum in China’s performing arts it has been decided to exclude the singer from performing in China.
Previously Justin Bieber was in China in 2013 to perform in Believe tour where he raised many eyebrows when he was pictured being carried up the Great Wall of China by his bodyguards. However, all is not lost as Beijing culture authorities also made it clear that the teen idol can once again be allowed to perform if he is able to improve his behaviour.
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This is not the first time a musician is being shut out of China’s vast music industry for being incapable of maintaining certain demeanor. Previously in 2015 lead singer of Maroon 5 was not allowed to perform following his birthday wishes to Spiritual leader Dalai Lama.