American singer, Justin Bieber
, has been banned from performing in China.
He was banned for bad behavior.
According to a statement released by Beijing’s Municipal Bureau of Culture, “Bieber’s lifestyle overseas and his words and actions when he last performed in China had generated public dissatisfaction.
“Given efforts to purify the performing arts environment in China, it was not appropriate to bring in artists with bad behavior.
“We hope Justin Bieber will continue to improve his behavior as part of his growth, and become a singer truly loved by the public.”
The Canadian pop star performed in China in 2013 when media coverage centered on him stripping on stage in Beijing to reveal his bare torso, being carried up the steps of the Great Wall of China, and riding a segway, again shirtless, through the streets.
The multiple award winning singer, has become notorious for a string of indiscretions and scandals in recent years, shedding the clean-cut image he had when he burst onto the scene as a teenager.
Bieber is currently on his third world tour, with Asian dates in Japan, India, Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore and Indonesia.
Bieber’s official website does not show any scheduled tour dates in mainland China. But there appears to be some confusion about a possible stop in Shanghai.
Bieber is billed to perform in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore in September and October, according to his website but no Chinese dates have been announced.