Russell Brand Denied Entry to Canada
British funnyman Russell Brand was forced to cancel a
show in Canada this weekend after he was denied entry to the country.
The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star flew into the country
on Saturday (1 October) ahead of a stand-up gig at the Casino Rama venue in
Orillia that night, but he was held up at immigration control and subsequently
stopped from entering Canada.
Russellshared his experience with fans in a series of
posts on his Twitter page, writing, “Help! I’m gonna be late for Casino Rama
show unless someone can force Canadian customs officials to let us land in Orillia!
How do you manipulate customs officials? Wasn’t Hitler’s father a customs
officer? I’m pretty sure he was. Let me in! I must perform at Casino Rama,
Orillia tonight at 9 for 5000 Canadians!”
He later confirmed he had been forced to axe the show
after he was denied entry, adding, “Tonight’s Casino Rama show postponed. I’m
sorry. I can’t enter Canada. We must abolish the borders between our nations
and our minds.”
Russell was deported from Japan back in May (2011)
because of his previous drug convictions.