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‍Selena Gomez – Russia

It’s not uncommon for Russia to have problems with American celebrities. Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga, and Madonna have all had issues with the Eastern European nation. The L.A. Times reports that Selena Gomez postponed several of her shows in 2013 after allegedly having her visa for Russia denied.

The singer and actress had been scheduled to perform in Belarus before continuing her Stars Dance Tour with breaks in Ukraine and Russia. The show’s organizers claim that her song “Come And Get It” encourages LGBT rights, which is in opposition to new Russian laws that forbid the promotion of any gay-themed pop culture and media.

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