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Celebrities Banned From Entering Countries

Believe it or not, it actually turns out that celebrities can’t get away with anything! From offensive language to outright drug use, it would seem that some celebrities really have pushed their luck too far in the case of some countries and their border controls.

Here are just a few of the worst offenders:

1. Snoop Dogg

When will Snoop Dogg learn? Even changing his name to ‘Snoop Lion’ to avoid his previous track record wouldn’t work in Norway where he was banned for marijuana possession.

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2. Beyoncé

Whoever said that Beyonce could do no wrong was, well, wrong. As it turns out she is banned from Malaysia for being ‘too sexy’ for the population to be exposed to.

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3. Jay-Z

Following suit from his wife Beyoncé, Jay-Z has been banned from China for vulgarity. Not quite as glossy as ‘too sexy’ though.

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4. Paris Hilton

It turns out some things really do come back to bite you in the butt. This has never been more the case than for Paris Hilton who was denied entry to Japan due to her previous drug charges.

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5. Chris Brown

It turns out us Brits have lived up to our hard-nosed reputation when it comes to Chris Brown, who was actually banned from the UK in 2011 after abuse allegations against ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

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6. Miley Cyrus

Ok we’re sure she meant no harm by it but Miley Cyrus couldn’t have expected to get away with posing for a picture online pulling her temples to form an offensive Asian stereotype. Suffice to say, China banned her quicker than you can say Hannah Montana.

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7. Brad Pitt

It turns out China don’t pull many punches and when they found out about Brad Pitt being ‘Pro-Tibet’ they quickly wacked him on the ‘banned for life’ list.

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8. Lilly Allen

We hope that Lily Allen has learned her lesson after having her previous USA ban lifted for a violent incident that occurred with a photographer.

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9. Russell Brand

It turns out Canada and Japan aren’t that forthcoming to people with a criminal record, resulting in Russell Brand being unable to visit his ex-wife Katy Perry whilst she was on tour in 2011.

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10 Sacha Baron Cohen

This one is definitely our favorite: after supposedly being refused entry to Kazakhstan indefinitely, Sacha Baron Cohen was later to hear that is was all a practical joke from the government when they stated “Not!!!”

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Written by Amanda Gegg

A creative and resourceful individual with a lot to talk about; I specialise in travel and entertainment writing but most definitely like to take on new challenges and opportunities.

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