Mirror.co.uk - Chris Brown forced to scrap UK tour after Home Office bans singer over Rihanna attack

US R&B singer Chris Brown has been forced to scrap his British tour after he was refused a visa for attacking ex girlfriend Rihanna.

The Home Office said Brown was banned because he had been found guilty of a serious criminal offence.

Wife beating is tolerated in many countries, and harshly dealt with in others. While I agree with the visa ban, I am sure that UK is admitting hundreds of wife beaters every day. Was Chris Brown a victim of his own fame or is he really a threat to the British public?

(p.s. Minutes after I published I received a complaint that I did not mention that many husbands were also being beaten, but were ashamed to admit it.)