Are Aussies Anti-Kardashian? Kim Gets Put On Watch List
Attention, all who envision a world without Kim Kardashian! Consider Australia!
Indeed, officials from the Land Down Under have told the soon-to-be-unmarried Kardashian "Don't lie to us, or feel free to stay off our shores. Thanks, and g'day!" TMZ reports that her name now appears on the country's immigration watch list following three previous visa-violation strikes.
The Daily Telegraph explains that Kardashian's recent trip a month ago to launch her handbag line with several well-advertised store appearances raised the eyebrows that got her banned. Her visa claimed she was a tourist, though she was clearly there for business purposes.
When the Canberra Department of Immigration looked into her visa around the same time as her scheduled appearances at Hugo's in King's Cross, the department found similar discrepencies with visa applications from 2007 and 2010.
During those trips, Kardashian was promoting "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" and Blonde beer, the Telegraph reported.
She can now expect her future visits to be "heavily scrutinized."
"If people do breach conditions of their visa, then the department can counsel them or cancel that person's visa," an Immigration Department statement on the matter reads.
"Their history would then be taken into account if they apply for another visa to enter Australia."
The pseudo-celeb has had quite the run of bad luck. Her 72-day marriage to soon-to-be-ex husband Kris Humphries caused a reported division among the Kardashian family, seemingly with mother Kris Jenner on one side and Kim and her sisters on another; in light of what he considers his unfair portrayal on the "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" spin-off "Kourtney and Kim Take New York," Humphries is now seeking an annulment - not a divorce - on grounds of fraud; and of course, more than 25,000 people signed a petition asking that E! cancel "Keeping Up With The Kardashians."
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