Why Brad Pitt is denied entry into China and Tibet?
But there is Celabriti, who for one or another government prohibited visits to their countries. In this regard, among others, China is allocated, the list of which includes even by all the beloved American actor Brad Pitt…
In 1997, the film of the French director Jean-Jacques Ano came to large screens «7 years in Tibet», Based on the autobiographical book of the Austrian writer Henry Harrera. The plot tells about the period when the troops of the People’s Republic of China invaded the territory of Tibet. The Austrian Mountainer is in the center of the narration, which, by coincidence,, namely, captives in India as a German citizen and subsequent escape, finds shelter in Lhasa – Capital Tibeta. There he will make friends with the young Dalai Lama and will help him know the world beyond the boundaries of the Tibet mountain ranges.
With what Brad Pitt? «7 years in Tibet» Immediately banned for showing in China, since according to the government of the Eastern Country, the actions of its army believes. China still considers Tibet to its historical territory and does not deny any hints for the possible independence of Tibet.
The sanctions from the Government of China were imposed on several people involved in the creation of this film: to the actor Brad Pitt, who played the main role and to the director Jean-Jacques Ano, who were banned by a visit to the People’s Republic of China and entry to Tibet for a period of 20 years.
Brad Pitt is not the only celebrity in the sanctions list of the Chinese government. Let’s get acquainted with others prohibited in China Celabriti.
Harrison Ford is known to many as a performer of the role of Indiana Jones in the series of the same films. But in China, the actor is known, first of all, as an active fighter for the independence of Tibet. For what was deprived of the right to visit the PRC since the beginning of the 90s.
Icelandic singer Bjork GudmundSdottir, known to the whole world as just Bjork, also hit the sanction list of the Chinese government for its active position in the conflict of China – Tibet. Iceland supports relations with the Dalai Lama, as well as during one of the concerts in Shanghai, the singer called on the independence of Tibet.
Bjork is not the only singer who does not complain in China. Lady Gaga also fell into the sanction list of the Chinese government. In 2016, Lady Gaga was awarded meeting with the spiritual leader of Tibet Dalai Lama XIV, after which all her songs were disappeared from radio stations and streaming services in China, and the singer himself was banned from entering the country.
But not all celebrities fall into «black list» China because of its political position. Some can get there after an unsuccessful joke. One of these Ceboribriti was the American actress and singer Miley Cyrus. Once, Miley laid out on her page on one social networks photo, where she church eyes in a circle. After that, by decision of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, she was forbidden to visit the republic, since, according to politics, she showed disrespect for the residents of the Middle Kingdom.
Well, the strange case of ban on entering China is the case of the American singer Katy Perry. At one of his concerts, the performer went to the stage in the dress decorated with sunflowers, which was regarded by the Chinese government as a symbol of student support symbol «Sunflowers», What leads its activities in Taiwan. Although according to the singers – It was just a concert image.