Hong Kong Canto-pop star and pro-democracy activist Denise Ho Wan-sze has been barred from holding a concert in Malaysia in April, she announced on Thursday, saying officials pulled the plug due to her support for the LGBT community.
They received an official rejection letter on Thursday.
Controversy erupted in June 2016 after cosmetics giant Lancome announced it was cancelling a promotional event in Hong Kong at which Ho was scheduled to perform, allegedly because of her political stance.
The drama happened a day after Beijing newspaper Global Times wrote on Weibo condemning Lancome for “inviting Ho – a Hong Kong and Tibet independence advocate – to promote their products in Hong Kong”.
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