Japan Deports UK Comedian Russell Brand

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    Katy Perry came to Japan to give some concerts, and brought along her husband, comedian Russel Brand. According to Perry’s twitter account, Brand was refused entry to Japan and deported:

    She went on to explain the problem was over “priors from over 10 years ago!”

    “So my husband just got deported from Japan. I am. so sad. I Brought him all this way to show him my favourite place,” she tweeted.

    Brand seemed to be in good spirits over the whole ordeal, tweeting at one point, “Planning escape from Japanese custody. It’s bloody hard to dig a tunnel with a chopstick.”

    According to the Russel Brand Wikipedia article, the man is a former heroin addict with a long history of run-ins with the police. His heavy drug use apparently ended in 2002, but he was arrested in 2010 for allegedly attacking a paparazzo.

    Japanese immigration authorities are known for having very little tolerance towards foreigners with criminal records. It also seems they do not like to make exceptions for drug-using celebrities. In the past, Paris Hilton and Velvet Revolver have been denied entry to Japan.

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