Kim Kardashian has been placed on an immigration watchlist in Australia after basically treating her "tourist" visa as a business license three separate times. First marriage and now this? Can this chick do anything right? From New York Post:
Kardashian apparently pretended to be a tourist on her recent Australian visit. She went to Australia to launch her handbag range and her in-store appearances were widely advertised. The launch in Sydney attracted worldwide headlines and coverage -- and did not go unnoticed at the Immigration Department.
A subsequent investigation found that two of Kardashian's earlier visits -- made in 2007 and last year -- were also for business purposes.
The Immigration Department declined to comment on Kardashian directly, but issued a read-between-the-lines statement, saying, "If people do breach conditions, then the department can counsel them or cancel that person's visa ... and the department may record their breaches and immigration history. Their history would be taken into account if they apply for another visa to enter Australia."
This is just another reason why Australia is awesome. Sure, they've got incredible beaches, hotwomen, and sweet accents, but this story just proves that they've got their heads on straight down there, too. Threatening to ban Kim from their country means that not only is Australia the envy of the world, but now they've got something the U.S. seems to have lost when it started airing her show: self respect.
AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE! OI OI OI!