Every year, hundreds of thousands of everyday people are deported for one reason or the other. We all know that. But, what about notable and famous people? Believe it or not, over the years, many famous people have been deported. From political activists to popular musicians, these celebrities have proven sometimes fame and notoriety don’t make you immune to the government’s will to kick you out of their country. In fact, often some of these celebrities became a target for speaking out against government activities. Ready to see who got the boot? Here are 25 Most Notable People Who’ve Been Deported.
Fashion icon and socialite Paris Hilton was stopped and questioned at customs in Japan for her recent drug violations in Las Vegas. Japan has strict immigration laws especially in relation to drugs. She was swiftly denied entry, turned around, and deported back to the United States.
On November 20th, 1960, famous Beatle and guitarist George Harrison was deported from Hamburg, Germany, after it was discovered he was under the age of eighteen. Before being deported, he had to teach all his guitar parts to John Lennon.
While running her real estate company PropertyFinder Ltd. in Manhattan, Anna Chapman spent her nights in nightclubs and getting cozy with people in policy-making circles. Later, she made headlines for being a Russian spy. She and many of her fellow spies were deported back to Russia in a Russian and United States spy swap on July 8, 2010. Since then, she’s become something of a national Russian hero.
This British comedian was deported from Japan in 2011 while traveling with his now ex-wife, Katy Perry. According to Perry, he was deported for priors he had ten years ago.
This custodian at a suburban school in the United States later admitted to being a former SS guard a World War II Nazi concentration camp. His case went all the way to the Supreme Court which ultimately denied his lawyer’s plea and had Kulle deported to West Germany in 1987.