It might sound strange, but a number of actors have been blacklisted in certain nations. They are accused of having offended these countries through the words they have spoken or the activities they have participated in. In the end, these actors are prevented from entering their countries, and their movies are also not shown in those nations.
In this piece, we’re going to discuss the five Hollywood actors whose films are not allowed to be shown in China. In recent years, China has increased its censorship of American films, expanding its practice from cutting a few scenes to banning an entire film. Previously, China’s censorship consisted primarily of cutting scenes. A significant number of film producers resort to changing film scripts in order to satisfy the requirements of “the dragon.”
Additionally, China has extended its restrictions to include a large number of Hollywood celebrities, including some of the most prominent actors and actresses. Consider Brat Pitt as an illustration. He was subject to a travel restriction that prevented him from entering Chinese territory until the year 2016.
#1 Brad Pitt
After the release of the war drama biographical film “Seven Years in Tibet” in 1997, Brad Pitt was threatened with a ban from entering China for a period of twenty years. The actor played the role of the 14th Dalai Lama’s tutor; however, the film offended the ruling communist party because it described the Chinese occupation of the Tibetan Plateau. The Tibetan Plateau is currently controlled by China. The ban on Pitt wasn’t lifted until the year 2016.
#2 Harrison Ford
Since 1995, Harrison Ford and Melissa Matheson have been denied entry into China due to travel restrictions placed on them. Ford is an advocate for human rights, and in 1992, he became involved in issues pertaining to Tibet. During this time, his wife was writing the script for the movie Kundun, which is about the early years of the life of the 14th Dalai Lama, who is also the current one.
#3 Richard Gere
After Richard Gere made an unplanned speech at the 1993 Academy Awards about the human rights abuses that China committed in Tibet, China placed a ban on Richard Gere entering the country. The actor’s career was impacted as a result of the speech as well. In order to increase their profits and guarantee distribution in China, many major studios refused to cast him in their films.
#4 Sharon Stone
On May 12, 2008, Sichuan Earthquake occurred in the mountainous central region of Sichuan province in southwestern China and caused immense losses, killing at least 90,000 people. At the Cannes Film Festival in the same year, Sharon Stone suggested that the Sichuan Earthquake was the result of bad karma accumulated by the Chinese as a result of their treatment of the Dalai Lama.
#5 Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez met the Dalai Lama in the rehearsals for the 2014 We Day Vancouver event. After that, the teen idol uploaded the picture to both her Instagram and her Twitter accounts. Because of this regrettable action, she is no longer allowed in China. She didn’t become aware of the ban until two years later, when she was making plans for her tour dates in China, and she didn’t even notice that.
#6 Miley Cyrus
In 2009, China issued an official ban against Miley Cyrus. The icon of popular culture published a picture of herself pulling back the skin around her eyes in an attempt to mimic the appearance of Asians. Not only did the Organization for Chinese Americans have some strong words to say about the picture, but it also managed to get the Chinese government in an angry mood. That picture earned her a ban from entering the Chinese territories.
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