Selena Gomez was meant to be doing a few concerts in Russia in the coming months to support her new album, Stars Dance, but that won’t be happening because they’ve refused her a work visa. Why would poor, sweet Selena Gomez be denied a work visa, you might ask? Well, in case you missed the memo, Russia really hates gay people to the point where it’s illegal to just be gay, so they really weren’t fond of the fact that Selena’s been such an ally for gay rights.
Ria Novosti (don’t bother, it’s in Russian) broke the news that Selena’s concerts in Minsk, St. Petersburg and Moscow had to be canceled due to the denial, and a date in the Ukraine was wiped from the schedule, as well. Hilariously, Dubai doesn’t have a problem with her performing, so she’ll be there at the end of this month before heading back to America later this fall.
I doubt she’s too broken up about that, but come on, Russia. This bullshit has gotta stop – especially since they let Lady GaGa in last month (though to be fair, they did accuse her of “promoting the gay agenda” afterwards).