Selena Gomez Denied Visa To Russia Due To Country’s Anti-Gay Law

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Selena Gomez has cancelled two highly publicized shows in Russia because she was denied an entry visa in accordance with the country’s anti-gay laws, reports The Moscow Times. The shows scheduled for St. Petersburg on Sept. 23 and Moscow on Sept. 25 have been scrubbed from her official tour dates.

The decision to deny the pop star a stage in Russia reportedly comes in the wake of performances by Madonna and Lady Gaga, which struck controversy in the country when the two voiced their support for gay culture and equality. Russia has been under international scrutiny for their anti-LGBT laws since they came into effect in June. In accordance to the new law, the government claimed that Lady Gaga and Madonna were in violation of their visas by speaking out in favor of gay rights at their shows.

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