Selena Gomez Forced to Cancel Russian Concerts Reportedly Due to Anti-Gay Law

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Selena Gomez‘s fans in Russia were devastated to learn that her concerts at St. Petersburg’s Ice Palace and Moscow’s Olimpiisky Stadium (which were scheduled for September 23 and 25, respectively) were suddenly canceled. But the reason why is what’s causing major debate…

Apparently, the 21-year-old singer was denied access to the country because she “failed to secure a Russian visa after the government tightened the visa regime for foreign musicians in response to Madonna‘s and Lady Gaga‘s decisions to openly support gays during their shows in Russia last year.” According to The Moscow Times, said law was most likely the deciding factor in Selena’s denial, thereby leading to the immediate cancellation of her performances. So far, there’s been no word on ticket refunds.

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10 Responses to "Selena Gomez Forced to Cancel Russian Concerts Reportedly Due to Anti-Gay Law"

  1. Teen.com
    Sveta says:

    She canceled concerts not only in Russia but also in Belorussia and Ukraine. Her russian visa was ready, for B&U Selena didn’t need it. But she didn’t come to this countries.
    Less than half of tickets for her concert were sold. Selena chose too huge stadiums for her concerts.

  2. Teen.com
    AvidReader says:

    WTF? Really? She couldn’t play because she might possibly have supported HOMOSEXUAL PEOPLE!? Is it really necessary? They’re people like u and I. It’s like the 1950′s with the whole racism issue. It drives me insane to know people honestly are against it, like it’s “wrong” or “unholy” somehow. I mean, seriously people!

  3. Teen.com
    Estrella says:

    Dumb they should have let her play!

  4. […] cancelar uma passagem de “Star Dance” (sua 1a turnê mundial!) na Rússia por conta de problemas com o visto, Selena Gomez aproveitou pra dar uma esticadela em Milão e fazer a fina prestigiando o desfile de […]

  5. Teen.com
    Bettina says:

    i just dont know what to think. I feel so sorry for the people who were waiting for the concert. They must’ve been devestated

  6. Teen.com
    Cecillia says:

    That is just a lot of bull, they shouldn’t have cancelled the concert, she is amazing and inspiring enough, what more o people ask for?

  7. […] cancelar uma passagem de “Star Dance” (sua 1a turnê mundial!) na Rússia por conta de problemas com o visto, Selena Gomez aproveitou pra dar uma esticadela em Milão e fazer a fina prestigiando o desfile de […]

  8. […] cancelar uma passagem de “Star Dance” (sua 1a turnê mundial!) na Rússia por conta de problemas com o visto, Selena Gomez aproveitou pra dar uma esticadela em Milão e fazer a fina prestigiando o desfile de […]

  9. […] cancelar uma passagem de “Star Dance” (sua 1a turnê mundial!) na Rússia por conta de problemas com o visto, Selena Gomez aproveitou pra dar uma esticadela em Milão e fazer a fina prestigiando o desfile de […]

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