Chris Brown. He's always cited as a "controversial" artist, as if it's his "art" that's the real controversy, but it's always a reference to the time he attacked Rihanna in 2009.

Abhorrent as his actions at the time were, there's not been a moment that they've come back to haunt him as strongly as they have now, as Australian activists seek to ban him from entering the country.

Australian Minister for Women, Michaelia Cash, told reporters:

"People need to understand — if you are going to commit domestic violence and then you want to travel around the world, there are going to be countries that say to you, ‘You cannot come in because you are not of the character that we expect in Australia,'"

She added: "I’m clearly not going to preempt a decision by the minister, however I can assure you what my strong recommendation would be."

In her previous job as Assistant Minister for Immigration, she helped ban a sportsman – believed to be Floyd Merriweather – from entering Australia. Cash also divulged that the current Minister for Immigration "will be looking at this very, very seriously."

If it goes ahead, he'll be the second black artist to be refused entry to Australia in as many months – previously Tyler, the Creator was banned because of his lyrics. Is there a trend here? Back in May of this year, Waka Flocka Flame was also refused a visa; in 2007, Snoop Dogg was refused entry. In all seriousness, should we allow this ostensibly moral but more likely racist isolationism to continue?