Chris Brown might have to refund a lot of tickets to a lot of pissed off fans.
Australia has denied the singer a visa for a huge upcoming tour — because of his history of abusing women.
According to a report in The New York Times’ Women in the World blog, Brown’s 2009 conviction for attacking Rihanna led to the country’s decision to show him the door.
“Singer Chris Brown has had his visa application to perform in Australia formally denied on character grounds, because of his domestic violence history. Brown was due to tour Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth in December on his ‘One Hell of a Nite’ tour. ‘I can confirm that a Notice of Intention to Consider Refusal has been issued,’ immigration minister Peter Dutton told Fairfax Media. The performer has 28 days to appeal.”
While the singer’s Australian fans may be disappointed, it’s a big symbolic victory for those hoping to see Brown finally, after six long years, face some real consequences for the despicable attack — even if they’re just financial.
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