Justin Bieber has been banned from performing in China by the country’s authorities for his bad behavior.
Bieber will perform in Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore and Hong Kong later this year as part of his Purpose World Tour, but won’t be allowed to perform in China.
Authorities explained that his on and off the stage behaviors were not the kind of attitudes they expected in singers coming to perform in their country.
“Justin Bieber is a gifted singer, but he is also a controversial young foreign singer,” said the bureau, which was answering a fan’s demand for a “detailed explanation” about the former teen star’s absence from Chinese stages.
“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.”
The Biebs was last in China in 2013, during his Believe tour. There is however still hope for him, as China’s culture bureau stated: “We hope Justin Bieber is able to improve his conduct as he grows up and will once again find public favour.”