Can you imagine being such a horrible, shitty, demonic human being that not only record labels who you make shit-tons of money for have to drop you but entire countries say, “We’re good”, when you try to visit them? Enter: R. Kelly, who may not be allowed into Australia anymore.
Page Six is reporting that Kelly may not be allowed to enter Australia, despite announcing he would be going there on tour. He announced on Twitter that he would be heading to Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka, saying he would “See y’all soon!” Australia saw this, put down their beer and got to work.
Because of all of those horrifying sexual abuse allegations from the Surviving R. Kelly docu-series–where a girl is literally saved by her mother from a hotel room she (allegedly) can’t leave–Australia is considering throwing up a hard pass when it comes to letting R. Kelly have a visa to enter. Shayne Neumann, the Labor Party’s shadow minister for immigration and border protection (what a great title ‘Shadow Minister’, fuck me up Shayne) has suggested that his party would be very into denying Kelly a visa, giving this statement:
“Labor strongly supports the refusal or cancellation of visas of non-citizens on character or criminal grounds… Labor would be seriously concerned if immigration minister David Coleman would allow an individual such as R Kelly into Australia.”
Australia has previously denied visas to Chris Brown and Floyd Mayweather. Australia has enough insects and animals who endanger their population, they don’t need anymore threats. R. Kelly obviously heard about what those Australians were up to, and he soon deleted the tweet suggesting he was going there to perform.
Hopefully this begins a trend and R. Kelly gets banned from everywhere possible. But don’t cry for him: he can always stay at Erykah Badu‘s house.