Why Bieber banned from China?
Looks like pop singer Justin Bieber has a very bad time now. After a flop concert in India, now the Chinese has imposed a ban over him from entering their country.
Its culture bureau has banned the “Love Yourself” singer from performing in the country citing his ‘controversial nature and bad behavior’, both foreign and domestic, as inappropriate imports.
Bieber’s Purpose tour has been called a “World Apology Tour” intended to show a more mature side of the pop singer. But in the eyes of Chinese officials, the young heart throb still has some growing up. That’s why they banned him over bad behavior. Responding to the news, Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture said “Justin Bieber is a gifted singer, but he is also a controversial young foreign singer. 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” they said.
His offensive behavior during his last Chinese tour created national outrage in the country. Along with being carried up by the Great Wall of China by his bodyguards, an image of which resulted in a bombardment of international mockery. Bieber was also filmed skate boarding through the streets of Beijing while being pursued by his entourage.
With this ban, Bieber joins his contemporary lady Gaga.
Gaga has in fact been banned twice from china. Her music was placed on a govt. blacklist in 2011 for its “vulgar lyrics”, before the ban was lifted in 2014.
Unfortunately, she had to face another ban in 2016 after she met with Dalai Lama, to discuss topics like meditation and finding inner peace.
But the question is, for a musician, what matters more is his music. It should be enjoyable for the people. Not with whom they are talking or how they are carrying themselves. Of course, people enjoy Bieber’s music. Then why Chinese government is imposing a ban for his behavior. He didn’t do anything offensive like hurting the nation’s culture, religion or their emotions. Since art has no boundaries, why should we create boundaries for an artist?
People are enjoying his music, not him. If he is doing something wrong, people know that they don’t need to follow that thing. See, what happened in India. His concert was a flop and people expressed their disappointment openly. They never said that, ‘Bieber is our favorite celeb, so we should encourage his immaturity’.
So Chinese government, kindly change your mentality. Move on from this old fashioned thinking process..!!