Halt! Who Goes There? Not Chris Brown

Halt! Who Goes There? Not Chris Brown

The R&B bad boy maybe banned from performing in Australia.

Published September 24, 2015

That awkward moment when your past keeps coming back to haunt you and there’s nothing you can do to stop it.

Sadly, that moment is one Chris Brown will probably have to live out his entire career. Despite releasing two new videos for his untitled forthcoming project, the R&B singer’s seemingly welcomed return to music is never without some hesitation.

Currently on the One Hell of a Night Tour, Breezy has been tearing down the stages all over world, but there are some stages the R&B superstar may not touch again. Originally scheduled to perform in Australia this December in Melbourne, Perth Arena, and Sydney, the singer may be met with some serious road blocks. As a result of his 2009 attack on his then-girlfriend Rihanna, the Australian government is urging the pop star perform elsewhere.  

At a Thursday hearing to launch a federal initiative to prevent domestic violence, Aussie politician Michaela Cash urged immigration minister Peter Dutton to deny Brown a visa for his upcoming tour dates. “People need to understand if you are going to commit domestic violence and then you want to travel around the world, there are going to be countries that say to you: 'You cannot come in because you are not of the character we expect in Australia,'” she pleaded.

Activist groups in Australia such as Get Up! have also sided with Cash, slamming Brown for his violent past. Starting a petition last week that has already garnered over 10,000 signatures, the group says, “Speaking out against Chris Brown has nothing to do with pop music and everything to do with men's violence against women.”

And it’s not just Australia who has given Chris the side-eye, but apparently New Zealand has decided Chris would be ineligible for a visa unless “given a special direction.”

It looks as if the “Run It” star may be running out of options in the Land Down Under. 


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Written by George Chapman Jr.

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