The Word: Russia bans Selena Gomez for supporting gay rights

Selena Gomez has had to cancel tour stops in Russia after being denied a visa.
Selena Gomez has had to cancel tour stops in Russia after being denied a visa.

She speaks truth to power, and some people just can’t handle that. They don’t want her coming into their safe little world and making them think with her radical ways. I am referring, of course, to Selena Gomez.

Russia has banned the former Disney star, apparently because of her support for gay rights. According to Hollywood Life, Gomez was set to perform in Moscow and St. Petersburg as part of her “Stars Dance” tour, but she’ll have to cancel the Russian leg after being refused a visa.

Does Russia even understand what it’s doing to itself? If Selena Gomez is too radical for them, they’ve really gone off the deep end. What’s more, they’re depriving themselves of some very important pop stars. If they’ll only admit American stars who share their views on gay rights, they’ll be left with Kirk Cameron and the weird Baldwin brother.

Selena Gomez turned 21 this summer and celebrated with a huge star-studded bash for all her friends. But it sounds like she only had eyes for one: her on-again off-again boyfriend, Justin Bieber.

“Justin arrived at the party in his leopard-print Audi R8,” a source told People. “He was casually dressed and carried a single rose.” Aww. That’s actually quite romantic, in a “Phantom of the Opera” kind of way.



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