6. Salman Khan
According to reports from 2015, Salman Khan could not go to the United Kingdom after the Supreme Court overturned a court ruling suspending his five-year sentence in the 1998 poaching case. However, following a 12-year break, he returned to the UK in 2017. Therefore we’re presuming the ban was revoked or exceptions were made.
7. Katy Perry
Katy was reportedly barred from entering China in 2017 after wearing a sunflower dress and waving the Taiwanese flag during a performance in Taipei in 2015. The indignation stemmed from the fact that the sunflower had been adopted by anti-China demonstrators, making her clothing anti-national in China.
8. Selena Gomez
The singer, actor, and social activist are said to have been barred from entering Russia due to her political views and support for LGBT rights. She was also banned from entering China in 2016 after posting a photo of herself with the Dalai Lama several years prior. Maroon 5, Bon Jovi, Linkin Park, Harrison Ford, and Lady Gaga are among the celebrities who have been banned in China for the same reason.
Kesha’s show in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was canceled in 2013, prompting her to write, “To be clear. I didn’t call to cancel. I was not permitted to participate in the game. Then I was threatened with incarceration because I was going to play anyhow.” What is the explanation for this? She would “hurt cultural and religious sensitivities,” according to the authorities.
10. Paris Hilton
Paris pled guilty to drug charges in Las Vegas in 2010, which is why she was denied entrance to Japan when she returned to the nation days later aboard her private plane.
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