Australia Not Amused With Chris Brown's Past, Country Considers Denying Entry
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Raise your hands if you can easily visit Australia with little dustup from the country’s government. Not so fast, Chris Brown.
The Associated Press reports the 26-year-old singer with a tumultuous past is having a rather difficult time securing entry into Australia for upcoming dates.
The report quotes Michaelia Cash who previously served as the assistant minister for Immigration and Border Control.
She offered a public piece of advice for the new Immigration Minister, Peter Dutton, who now has a very famous name on his docket.
Cash states, “People need to understand if you are going to commit domestic violence and then you want to travel around the world, there are going to be countries that say to you: 'You cannot come in because you are not of the character we expect in Australia.’”
Cash continued, “This is a government that is not afraid to say: ‘no.’”
CNN has further response from Cash who was careful to note that she would not have the final word.
Cash states, “I'm clearly not going to preempt a decision by the minister, however I can assure you what my strong recommendation would be.”
And there is precedent, which paints a grim picture for Brown, who is hoping to enter the country in December.
According to CNN, Cash intimated that she had a hand in denying an “unidentified sportsman” amid her previous duties.
CNN informs and reminds: “Australian media identified the sportsman in question as Floyd Mayweather, the boxing champion who has pleaded guilty to domestic violence charges at least three separate times.”
As reported, a petition to keep Brown off Australian shores has reached 10,000 signatures.
The outrage stems from the 2009 assault charges, to which Brown pleaded guilty, which stemmed from an altercation with then-girlfriend Rihanna.
If Australia does deny Brown, this will mark the third country that has thrown a roadblock in his direction.
The United Kingdom as well as Canada have both denied Brown entry to perform within its borders.
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