KaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12125 posts, RR: 37 Posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2156 times:
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — Snoop Dogg has been refused entry into Australia because of his extensive criminal record, the immigration minister said Thursday, the second time this year the rapper has been barred from entering another country.
Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr., was due to fly into Sydney this week to co-host the MTV Australia Video Music Awards.
Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews said Snoop Dogg's visa was canceled because he had failed to pass the country's strict character test, which takes criminal convictions into account.
"He doesn't seem the sort of bloke we want in this country," Andrews told Sydney's Macquarie Radio.
Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 54 Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2104 times:
Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 2): With all due respect they should have told him this first. Im not saying I like the man, but give him another chance. Everyone changes.
Um. Why? The rules are the same in many countries, if you think you might be turned away, then contact the embassy or consulate of the country being visited beforehand to check. It's not down to Australia to tell him in advance. The only reason some might think he should get in is because he's famous. An "ordinary" person with a record like his wouldn't be granted entry, so why should he?
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39408 posts, RR: 76 Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2053 times:
Good job Australia!
I am all in favor of giving someone a 'chance' if they want to change. Instead this is a man that has glamorized the thug/gangster lifestyle and has worn the criminal lifestyle on his sleeves.
Therefore, I have no sympathy for him being rejected from Australia.