1. Selena Gomez denied Russian Visa for gay rights stance.
Former Disney starlet Selena Gomez has been forced to cancel her Russian tour after being denied a Visa.
Speaking to The Moscow Times, Gomez’s reps said that Russia’s new anti-gay laws (which criminalise public homosexual acts) were one of the reasons for Gomez’s rejection. Russian authorities have been tightening travel restrictions for performers who speak out in favor of gay rights, after celebrities like Madonna and Lady Gaga spoke out against the laws during their Russian shows.