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Access Denied: Chris Brown Denied UK Visa For Tour After Rihanna Assault

Access Denied: Chris Brown Denied UK Visa For Tour After Rihanna Assault

Just days before kicking off his tour in the UK Chris Brown received some unfortunate news. His visa had been denied and the R&B singer would be unable to enter the country.

The reason? Being guilty of a serious criminal offense.

Need I remind you that last February Brown assaulted his ex-girlfriend, pop star Rihanna, and was sentenced to 6 months of community service and 5 years of probation. He was also required to attend a domestic violence program and told that he must stay at least 100 yards away from her for the next 5 years.

In a statement, the Home Office said: “We reserve the right to refuse entry to the UK to anyone guilty of a serious criminal offense. Public safety is one of our primary concerns.”

“Each application to enter the UK is considered on its individual merits,” it added.

Brown was no exception.

After the attack last February many wondered whether Brown’s career would feel the impact of the assault, but his music continued to sell tickets. This set back though is a reminder that his actions have real consequence and will never be forgotten.

I for one will never support the career of a man who:

“…opened the car door and attempted to force her out.”

“…took his right hand and shoved her head against the passenger window of the vehicle…”

“…punched her in the left eye with his right hand…”

“…continued to punch her in the face…”

“…placed her in a head lock with his right hand and continued to drive the vehicle with his left hand.”

“…bit her on her left ear.”

“…began punching her in the face and arms.”

“…placed her in a head lock (again) positioning the front of her throat between his bicep and forearm.”

“…continued to punch her on the legs and feet, causing several contusions.”

And said things like:

“I’m going to beat the s–t out of you when we get home! You wait and see!”

“You just did the stupidest thing ever! Now I’m really going to kill you!”

Maybe his fans should re-read the affidavit from the night of the attack the next time they listen to one of his songs.

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9:16AM PDT on Jun 23, 2010

FINALLY! It's about time his career takes a hit. I still feel horrible about what happened, and that feeling only intensifies when I see his picture in a magazine. I will never understand how people can still like him.

10:49AM PDT on Jun 21, 2010

Way to go UK, a great lesson for him.

11:40PM PDT on Jun 17, 2010

More countries should follow suit and deny him entry!
What an utter disgrace.
He should not even have been on probation but chucked in jail to contemplate his transgressions!
Rihanna may have been asking for it (we will never know) but this is absolutely no excuse for attacking the poor girl physically!

11:46AM PDT on Jun 17, 2010

GOOD! Celebs get away with everything, glad to see we arent letting him get away with it here!

8:54AM PDT on Jun 17, 2010

Rajee, you say that all women should boycott his shows, don't you think that all men should also boycott his shows too?

12:40PM PDT on Jun 15, 2010

I wish we could deny him in this country . Whatever happened to exile ? Not that I'd wish people like that ob any other place .

7:54AM PDT on Jun 15, 2010

Never heard of him before this incident and would probably never listen to his music anyway, but if I had, I would boycott the b*stard completely. He should be in jail. We have to send the message that such treatment of women (or anyone weaker than yourself) is absolutely taboo. (In jail he might learn firsthand what it's like to be on the receiving end)

9:36PM PDT on Jun 13, 2010

This dude should be behind bars.

6:59PM PDT on Jun 13, 2010

He's an extremely talented kid but in my mind he's a loser and may never learn his lesson. Too bad but you pay the price when you do a crime and he didn't pay enough as it is. He should be in jail for assault.

4:42PM PDT on Jun 13, 2010

Amen to the UK. Right on!

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