Russia Denies Selena Gomez a Work Visa
Selena Gomez has been forced to cancel four eastern European concerts after being denied a Russian visa, according to Billboard. The singer scrapped performances in Minsk, Belarus Friday, Kiev, Ukraine Saturday and St. Petersburg and Moscow early next week after what is believed to be a “bureaucratic” problem stemming from Russia’s controversial new law that bars “propaganda on nontraditional sexual relationships.” It remains unclear if Russia put pressure on Belarus and Ukraine to deny Gomez entry or if the singer’s camp considered the four venues an all or nothing deal. . . .