For all of Justin Bieber's antics, we still didn't see this one coming.
The Canadian popstar is embarking on a world tour at the moment, featuring posted dates in Japan, India and others.
However, it looks like any potential dates in mainland China have been scrubbed from the list.
“His series of misbehaviors while living abroad and during his performances in China has caused public resentment,” according to a statement by the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture from July 18. “To regulate the domestic entertainment market and purify its environment, we find it inappropriate to bring in performers with bad behaviors.” (Translation by CNN.)
Although Bieber's site shows no dates in China, a Chinese ticket agency is still selling tickets for a September 16 in Beijing and September 23 in Shanghai, but will be offering full refunds in the event of cancellations. According to CNN, a source at the Shanghai cultural authority has stated that the Shanghai date is also likely to be cancelled in light of the Beijing decision.
The singer is also banned from Argentina over a 2013 paparazzi scuffle, but Bieber isn't the only artist to get a national ban: Even Bob Dylan was banned from China back in 2010, joining the ranks of Katy Perry and Lady Gaga.
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