Another prime example of intolerance, ultra-conservatism and lack of body acceptance. The equation of skin exposure = immediate sexuality plagues most of the world. Mostly for deep-seated traditions based ultimately on religion. Making women in other countries swim at the beach wearing a full burkha or clothes to their ankles is another prime example.

Canadian pop darling Justin Bieber and the Dalai Lama now have—can you believ(b)e it—two things in common: Both a solid fanbase of religious devotees and a spot on China’s blacklist of foreigners. The list is particularly strong on musicians. While Western artists are often welcomed in China, Beijing’s Culture Bureau recently issued the following statement…

via Justin Bieber joins the illustrious list of musicians banned from China — Quartz