Australia May Ban Chris Brown

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Chris Brown is slated to perform four shows in Australia in December, but unless he appears in hologram form, that may not happen: Australian authorities have informed Brown that they're considering refusing to allow him entry to the country due to his history of beating up women, CNN reports. The singer pleaded guilty in 2009 to assaulting Rihanna. He now has 28 days to present evidence as to why he should be given a visa. Brown has previously been denied entry to Canada and the U.K., and a National MP in New Zealand recently panned the idea of allowing Brown a visa as well, remarking, “We've got enough wife-beaters in this country, he should just bugger off.”

An Australian official stated that they had previously denied entry to Floyd Mayweather, who has pleaded guilty to assault charges at least three times. Minister for Women Michaelia Cash said, “People need to understand — if you are going to commit domestic violence and then you want to travel around the world, there are going to be countries that say to you, 'You cannot come in because you are not of the character that we expect in Australia.'”