China does things quite differently. They’ve made a few questionable decisions (see China Bans ‘Winnie the Pooh’ for Resembling Their President. Not a Joke…). But their latest move may just be their most rational yet. The Chinese are trying to keep their entertainment industry pure. So, naturally, Justin Bieber won’t be performing there any time soon:
When a Chinese Bieber fan contacted the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture to ask why her idol hasn’t been seen in the country for several years, despite scheduling dates in nearby Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the Philippines on the Asian leg of his latest world tour, they were met with a friendly if firm response.
“Justin Bieber is a gifted singer, but he is also a controversial young foreign singer,” the bureau told the fan in a statement. “In order to maintain order in the Chinese market and purify the Chinese performance environment, it is not suitable to bring in badly behaved entertainers.”
“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.”
China wants little to do with the drug fueled crazy that calls itself The Bieber. Where once there was a bowl-cutted, straight-banged boy, now there lingers a troubled man with strange facial hair patterns. It’s understandable China would ban the trouble-dabbling impling.
If you’re unfamiliar with Justin Bieber’s recent public antics, on account of you not being a 14-year-old girl, allow me. He boasts criminal achievements such as assault, DUI, resisting arrest, and the forceful violation of non-consenting earholes. Speaking as a victim of the latter, I can see why China has made their decision.
This isn’t exactly a surprising development either. One comes to expect such strictness from the country who bans Pooh bears and wants to censor all the internets (see CENSORSHIP SUMMIT: Facebook Meets with China’s Propaganda Chief).
I know the Beebz gets a lot of flack for being young, talented and possessing the mug of a beautiful lesbian. Some people (China) get caught up in the minutia of silly things like the lack of morals and a detailed criminal history. But fret not, JB fans, he can still visit the rest of Asia. I hear Kim Jong is a fan…