The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture posted the news on his website on Tuesday. The statement reads as follows: “Justin Bieber is a gifted singer, but he is also a controversial young foreign singer. In order to maintain order in the Chinese market and purify the Chinese performance environment, it is not suitable to bring in badly behaved entertainers. We hope that as Justin Bieber matures, he can continue to improve his own words and actions, and truly become a singer beloved by the public.”
The Bureau was responding to questions of Justin Bieber’s absence from the country. The lack of respect for China’s history and culture is one of the reasons China has chosen to turn Justin away from its doorsteps. In 2013, a picture of Justin surfaced that offended China dearly. In the photo Justin is being carried by his bodyguards up the Great Wall of China.
In 2014, a photo of Justin of visiting the controversial Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, surfaced. A seemingly innocent photo but in the eyes of China and South Korea, the shrine is a symbol of militarism.