Selena Gomez Cancels Tour of Russia Over Work Visa Issues
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 09.19.2013
Because of her gay rights stance…
Selena Gomez's official website has erased several dates for concerts she was set to perform in Kiev, Ukraine and also Minsk, Belarus as well as dates in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The cancellations come after Russian officials reportedly denied a visa request for Gomez. The previous report suggests that Gomez fell victim to a controversial new law in Russia that bars "propaganda on nontraditional sexual relationships" to minors. The visa process for international musicians is said to be more rigid in Russia since Madonna and Lady Gaga spoke out for gay rights there last year.
E! confirmed with Gomez's rep that she would not be traveling to Russia.