Contact Us

Selena Gomez Banned From Performing in Russia

Selena Gomez Performs At Pepsi Live At Rogers Arena - Tour Opener
Jeff Vinnick, Getty Images

Even though Selena Gomez has never really come out and outright supported LGBTQ causes, her alleged pro-gay rights stance has gotten her blocked from performing in Russia.

Russian officials denied Gomez’s visa for two shows in the country, The Moscow Times reports.

The Russian government, which enacted even stricter homophobic laws recently, has tightened restrictions on foreign musicians entering the country following Madonna and Lady Gaga‘s open pro-gay stances and speeches during their shows. The government accused the Queen and Princess of Pop of promoting “nontraditional sexual relationships.”

Though Gomez has yet to wear a rainbow flag herself, chances are the decision stems from gay rights activist John Becker, who launched a petition urging Gomez to speak out for gay rights during her concerts.

“This cancellation of Selena Gomez’s visa shows that the Russian government is sensitive and on the defense, and shows that the pressure from people all around the world and the backlash against these laws is strong,” Becker told E! Online. “They’re afraid to have someone like Selena Gomez come in and potentially use her platform to advance LGBT rights.”

Next: More Celebs Unwelcome in Foreign Countries

Best of K945

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for K945 Krewe quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive K945 Krewe contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.