China has banned pop star Justin Bieber from performing due to his “bad behaviour” on and off the stage.
The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture said the action was necessary to “purify” the country’s entertainment industry but suggested it was not permanent.
In a statement, the ministry said it was not appropriate to allow in entertainers who have engaged in “bad behaviour.”
“Justin Bieber is a talented singer but is also a controversial young foreign idol. We understand that there are records of his bad behaviour,whether it is in his private life abroad or on stage.
“His inappropriate manner has caused public discontent. In order to regulate the market order of showbusiness in China and purify the market environment, it was decided that performers of inappropriate behaviour will not be welcomed.” “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 was issued in response to a question recently submitted by a user of the bureau’s website asking why he is not allowed to perform in China as part of his Asia tour in September.