The United States of America is one of those countries that the vast majority of us outside of the US would LOVE to visit at some point. Whether it’s to pursue the elusive American Dream, soak in the amazing culture, or just check out some of the greatest landmarks in the world, there really is nowhere else in the world like the USA.
So imagine how devastated you’d be if you were banned from entering the US, whether it’s for a year, five years, or even for life! There are a number of celebrities and controversial figures who have been banned from flying to the States for a variety of reasons, but sometimes it’s the people you’d least expect. This list will cover everyone from high school kids to frail senior citizens. Decide for yourselves whether the US authorities were right to slam the door in their eager faces…
1. Boy George
In 2008, Boy George made a request for a US work visa so that he could perform there as part of his US tour. However, the visa request was subsequently denied because he was in the middle of a trial in the UK, in connection with an incident in 2007. The decision to bar him from entry meant that he had to cancel all thirty of the tour dates, disappointing a lot of his American fans, and resulting on him missing a major payday!