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'Pick-up artist' Julien Blanc banned from entering Singapore

November 26, 2014 5:12 pm

Singapore has become the latest country to ban self-proclaimed “pick-up artist” Julien Blanc, after more than 8,000 people signed a petition accusing him of legitimising “sexual assault and predation”.

His tactics for picking up women – which include choking women and pulling them into his crotch – were criticised online as misogynistic and abusive.

The move by the South-East Asian city-state follows a similar ban by Britain last week and Australia earlier this month.

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Officials in other Asian countries where the 26-year-old Swiss-American had planned to travel on a world tour have also indicated that he may not be granted a visa.

Singapore authorities will bar Mr Blanc from entering the country “especially if he is here to hold seminars or events that propagate violence against women,” a government statement said on Wednesday.

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