Australia bans Chris Brown
I’m extremely pleased that Australia have refused to allow Chris Brown into the country because of his domestic violence conviction. The rapper/singer pleaded guilty to assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, and was sentenced to five years’ probation, a year-long domestic violence program, and 180 days of community labour. He was due to go on tour in December, but his visit to Oz has been cancelled after Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said the department had issued Brown with a “notice of intention to consider refusal”. Brown now has 28 days to appeal and present a case as to why he should be granted a visa, but I’m hoping that Australia stand by their original decision. It’s good to see celebrities getting treated the same as normal people and having to pay for their crimes. New Zealand and Great Britain have also previously banned Chris because of his domestic violence conviction.