It’s official, Chris Brown will not be performing in Australia.
Back in September, activists in Australia attempted to ban Brown’s entry into their country for his December shows because of the 2009 assault on then girlfriend, Rihanna … and they were successful.
After several reviews by the immigration minister and other leaders of the country, the pop star’s visa was denied and he will not be performing down under. The promoters from Breezy’s string of shows released a statement confirming the news.
“Mr. Brown and the promoters both remain positive that the tour will take place in the near future,” a statement released by the promoters read. “Mr. Brown wishes to express his deepest gratitude to the fans for their support.”
And speaking of support, while many were against Breezy coming to their country, hundreds were more than open to having the pop star come and perform. HipHollywood can confirm that although Brown’s entry was still being reviewed. both the Sydney and Melbourne shows sold out months ago.
As previously reported, an online petition by activists stated that “speaking out against Chris Brown because his casual visit our country would have enormous symbolic significance, which will only be amplified by our silence. By turning a blind eye to his tour, we send a message to survivors of family violence that it’s not that important and that you should just get over it. “