Joss Stone deported from Iran, where females aren't allowed to sing
During her “Total World Tour," that brought her across more than 170 countries, the British singer Joss Stone had a mishap as soon as she reached Iran. Stone was DEPORTED from IRAN because they were afraid she might start singing in public.
Stone knew that the country doesn’t allow women to sing in public.
“We were aware there couldn’t be a public concert as I am a woman and that is illegal in this country”, she writes on her Instagram profile. “However, it seems the authority’s (sic) don’t believe we wouldn’t be playing a public show so they have popped us on what they call the ‘black list’ as we found out when we turned up to the immigration hall.”
Luckily, the immigration officers have been very friendly with Joss: on the same Instagram post, she writes that they kept saying sorry for not being able to let her visit the country. However, the singer admits that the cause of the accident may have been the lack of proper paperwork.
She was detained for the night and then deported out of Iran the following morning.
Stone’s mission was to perform in countries traditionally avoided by the other singers: she already sang in Syria and North Korea.