Justin Bieber is known to be a little bit of a troublemaker to say the least, and the city of Beijing is not going to put up with it.
Earlier this week, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture received a complaint from a disgruntled local Belieber who wanted to know why Justin wouldn't be performing in Beijing anytime soon. According to CNN, the bureau responded, "His series of misbehaviors while living abroad and during his performances in China has caused public resentment. To regulate the domestic entertainment market and purify its environment, we find it inappropriate to bring in performers with bad behaviors."
Yes, Beijing banned him just as casually as Milan banned selfie sticks.
Justin will be taking his Purpose World Tour to Asia in September, and although he doesn't have any scheduled tour dates in China, CNN reports that a Chinese ticketing website is currently advertising tickets for shows in Beijing and Shanghai. According to the news outlet, a source at Shanghai's cultural authority said Shanghai would likely follow Beijing's example and ban the 23-year-old from performing in their city.
It's difficult to pin down the exact combination of "misbehaviors" that led the Chinese capital to establish the Bieber Ban. Justin last toured China in 2013, and in between shows in Beijing, Shanghai, and Dalian, he had his bodyguards carry him up the Great Wall. A year later, he returned to Asia on vacation and offended fans when he stopped for a photo op at Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni Shrine, the burial ground of high-ranking Japanese soldiers from World War II, after which he was forced to apologize on Instagram. "While in Japan I asked my driver to pull over for which I saw a beautiful shrine. I was misled to think the Shrines were only a place of prayer," he wrote. "To anyone I have offended I am extremely sorry. I love you China and I love you Japan."
Outside of Asia, Justin has also landed in hot water for driving under the influence, texting while driving, egging his neighbors' house, and refusing to sing (or learn the words to) "Despacito." Let's just hope it isn't too late for Bieber to say sorry.
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