In most parts of the world, freedom of speech is celebrated. But in China, the government is very strict about outsiders talking bad or disrespecting its country. Countless celebs from across the globe have been banned from this East Asian country for some of the most ridiculous reasons. From Katy Perry to Jon Bon Jovi, Bjork, and Miley Cyrus, here are 20 Celebs Who Have Been Banned From China.
The most vocal celebs are usually the ones who quickly find out that China is a no-nonsense type of country. After speaking out about the mainland's deadly 2008 earthquake, actress Sharon Stone immediately found herself on the banned list. Elton John can relate because he was also given the boot after he dedicated one of his concerts to one of the country’s most prominent activists.
Selena Gomez, Jay-Z, Harrison Ford, and Richard Gere were also banned from the country for various reasons. You’ll have to watch our video to find out why! But they aren’t the only ones who are no longer accepted into China. Linkin Park, Guns N’ Roses, Brad Pitt, Martin Scorsese, Bob Dylan, and Maroon 5 have joined them on the banned list.
If you would like to hear about even more celebrities who are not allowed in China, including Justin Bieber, Gigi Hadid, Lady Gaga, and Irina Sharipova, make sure to watch our video. Let us know in the comments which of these celebs definitely deserves a second chance with the Chinese government, and don’t forget to subscribe to TheTalko.