Well known for his role in many blockbuster hits, American actor Brad Pitt is banned from entering the People’s Republic of China.
The ban stems from his role in the film ‘Seven Years in Tibet’, which the countries government was less than pleased with, to say the least. The Chinese government condemned the film due to its portraying the countries sever rule in Tibet. The film, which was released in 1997, is banned from ever entering the country to this day, as is its lead actor.
Recently however, Pitt reportedly opened an account on the Chinese social media network Sina Wiebo, and posted the message, “It is the truth. Yup I’m coming…”, only to have the account shut down shortly after.
The message did get quite a bit of attention in its brief existence; being forwarded over 31,000 times and bringing in over 14,000 comments. It is unclear as to whether Pitt took the account down himself or if it was removed by the company Sina. What this does seem to imply however, is that Brad Pitt is not only banned from the countries soil, but its cyberspace as well.
Only time will tell if he is truly going to disregard their ban and illegally enter the country.
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