Sorry Selena Gomez, Russia Doesn't Want You to 'Come & Get It'
The songstress' request for a visa to enter the country has been rejected, forcing her to cancel her two scheduled shows in St. Petersburg and Moscow later this month. Promoters for the shows tell The Moscow Times that Gomez was likely denied because of the country's anti-gay laws as Russian authorities have been tightening travel restrictions for performers who speak out in favor of gay rights.
Singers who've been previously snubbed by Russia include Lady Gaga, who was eventually accused of encouraging "minors to support the organization of gays and lesbians" when she performed there in December 2012.
However, there are a lot more celebrities who are refusing to visit Russia because of these laws these days. Actor Wentworth Miller, who officially came out in the last month, and singer Cher have both rejected invites to show solidarity for the LGBT community.
So basically, the only thing SelGo can say to these Russian officials is: