Well, I think it’s safe to say Great Britain takes domestic violence very seriously. Today, United Kingdom officials announced that singer Chris Brown would not be allowed to enter the country due to his attack (and conviction) of Rihanna
“We reserve the right to refuse entry to the U.K. to anyone guilty of a serious criminal offence. Public safety is one of our primary concerns,” Britain’s Home Office said in a statement. “Each application to enter the U.K. is considered on its individual merits.”
Chris reportedly made this statement via twitter:
“SORRY to all the fans in Europe!!! my tour is cancelled. Im pretty sure yall know. my entry was denied in your country. I love you. SORRY!!” Brown tweeted…
E! News reports that the tweet was later deleted. Instead, Chris’ publicist issued an official statement.
“Due to issues surrounding his work visa, the Ireland and United Kingdom leg of Chris Brown’s Fan Appreciation Tour has been postponed. Chris looks forward to performing for his fans abroad in the near future and thanks them for their continued support.”
Personally, I love the message this sends: domestic violence is a crime that will not be tolerated. But what do you think: is Great Britain over-reacting, since Chris did serve his time, or is banning him the right thing to do?
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