The reason Noel Gallagher is ‘banned from China’ has been revealed.
The Oasis star has reportedly been ‘forbidden’ from entering the country as he showed support for Tibet around 25 years ago.
It’s believed that it all started when the now 55-year-old performed at a New York City Tibetan Freedom Concert in 1997.
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The Daily Star reports that after this, the dad-of-three was sent a letter from the Chinese government in which it was apparently stated that the musician is an ‘enemy of the people’.
Gallagher revealed that he found out about the ‘ban’ when he and the band were ordered by the country’s government to send a list of songs, in ordered to be cleared on what they could perform.
He reportedly said: “About a month before we were about to leave I got a letter saying [the rest of the band] can come but you can’t because of this thing you did for the Tibetan people.
“I’d forgot I’d even done it.”
Gallagher claimed that the government was concerned he would begin ‘spouting off some pro-Tibetan s***,’ despite the fact he said he wasn’t ‘interested’ or ‘arsed’.
Apparently, he added: “I’ve got a letter somewhere from the Minister of The Interior saying, ‘You are an enemy of the people,’ or something like that.”
Gallagher reportedly complained about the decision, as he had only agreed to the Tibetan performance because none of the other Oasis members would do it.
He apparently said that when he walked out on stage at the time, he thought, ‘Why have I agreed to do this? I’m not even the f***ing singer’.
His brother, Liam, reportedly refused to play the Tibetan Freedom Concert, which means he didn’t face such a ban.
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