Justin Bieber is a pop icon but a very controversial at that. No, no don’t get us wrong, it is not that the young singer gives controversial statements or any such thing but one often hears of his misbehavior while on tours. A couple of months back when he was in India performing for his Purpose World Tour he made sure that the organizers have a hell lot to pay. He asked for blatant sums of money, apart from expecting gifts, accessories, clothing and a lavish hotel suite. And after catering to all his demands he performed barely for twenty minutes and badly lip-synced his songs, so much so that Indians were highly miffed at the exorbitant money they paid for the tickets. However, for most of his crass actions he has apologized and most countries have accepted his apology but China, is one nation which still has its doubts regarding Justin Bieber. Justin Beiber has been banned by China from performing there as the government feels that his actions are not clean and pure. In his 2013 Believe Tour he was carried by his bodyguards over the great Wall of China that did not go well with the authorities.
Justin Bieber is supposed to perform in Asia later this year as part of his Purpose World Tour with shows scheduled in Japan, Indonesia, the Phillippines, Singapore and Hong Kong. However, he will not be performing in China as his antics don’t cut any ice with the Chinese authorities. In a statement issued by Beijing culture bureau Justin Bieber’s antics and misdemeanours were detrimental for Chinese people. The statement read, “Justin Bieber is a gifted singer, but he is also a controversial young foreign singer.” The statement was issued after a fan demanded for a detailed explanation that why Justin Bieber does not perform in China. The bureau also said, “As far as we are concerned, he has engaged in a series of bad behaviours, both in his social life and during a previous performance in China, which caused discontent among the public.” Justin Bieber Concert Mumbai: Sonali Bendre calls it a waste of time, fans pissed at the singer lip-synching his songs
The bureau did not explain the exact misconduct or antics of the singer that has aggrieved them but maintained that in order to “purify” China’s performing arts it had decided that the singer’s ban was justified and appropriate. Justin Bieber had performed in China in 2013 as part of his Believe Tour but he had raised quite a few eyebrows when he was being pictured being carried up the Great Wall of China by his bodyguards. However, Beijing Culture Bureau made it clear that this ban is not permanent. They said, “We hope Justin Bieber is able to improve his conduct as he grows up and will once again find public favour.”