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The Canadian pop star has been banned from performing in China, according to Beijing’s Culture Bureau.
A statement was released that said it was not appropriate to allow entertainers into the country who have engaged in “bad behaviour.”
It was said “Justin Bieber is a gifted singer, but he is also a controversial young foreign singer.”
The statement was a response to a question posted by a user of the bureau’s website.
“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,” the statement also said.
The news came in a statement from the Beijing municipal culture bureau, where it was answering a question from a fan about why, as the singer was about to tour Asia, no venues were scheduled in mainland China.
Bieber joins a list of musicians who have also been blacklisted from the country. Most though, like the bands Oasis and Maroon 5, were banned because of perceived political statements, rather than on the grounds of bad behaviour.
Back in 2014 Bieber caused upset on social media when he uploaded a photo of himself visiting the controversial Yasukini Shrine in Tokyo.
The shrine honours fallen warriors and tributes convicted war criminals but in China and South Korea, it is seen as a symbol of Japan not being sorry for it’s empires past.
Even though the singer took the photo down and apologised, the Chinese were still outraged.