One of the downsides about carrying a criminal record – other than the fact that, y’know, you’ve got a criminal record – is that it makes international travel significantly more difficult. Turns out most nations don’t particularly want violent dickheads galavanting about in their country. Who knew, right?
Chris Brown, a man with a legitimately lengthy and repeated history of violent crimes including a horrific and very documented domestic assault, has been finding that out the hard way over the years.
Back in 2010 it was the UK who first told him to just stay home. Now it’s the Canadian government who have taken one cursory look at his visa application and remarked “No thanks, eh?“
The “singer” was forced to cancel planned concerts in Toronto and Montréal after Canadian authorities refused him entry into the country. Though, officially, they declined to give reason for the application denial, it’s entirely likely that it’s got everything to do with the fact that in 2009 Chris Brown inflicted a horrific and horrendous domestic assault upon then-partner Rihanna, for which he was sentenced to five years probation.
And it’s also more than likely that the numerous brawls he’s been involved with, including one in Washington D.C. in 2013 for which he was arrested for assault have something to do with it.
And also the time he spent in prison after his probation order was revoked following an internal rule violation at a rehab facility certainly wouldn’t have aided his cause.
Not that we’re jumping to conclusions here or anything, but it seems likely those things haven’t helped.
For whatever it’s worth, Brown posted a message to social media stating “The good people of the Canadian Government wouldn’t allow me entry. I’ll be back this summer and will hopefully see all my Canadian fans.”
The message was quickly deleted. Much like the planned shows.
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