Sunday 24 September 2017

Visa rule forces Gomez to cancel Russian gigs

Liza Dobkina St Petersburg

US pop singer Selena Gomez has scrapped two concerts in Russia after falling foul of new visa rules which critics say can be used to keep out Western artists who promote gay rights.

The concert organisers said Gomez, who sang 'Come And Get It' and supports gay rights, pulled out of the planned performances in St Petersburg and Moscow next week when it became clear she would not be able to secure a visa in time.

They blamed the delay on the rules, which were prompted by concern over two Russian concerts in which Madonna and Lady Gaga defended gay rights.

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