“Paris Hilton was denied entrance into Japan on Wednesday, two days after she pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge in Las Vegas. Japan has strict immigration laws that bar entry to those convicted of drug offenses, although exceptions are occasionally granted. “I’m going back home, and I look forward to coming back to Japan in the future,” a smiling Hilton said to reporters at Tokyo’s airport.
“The 29-year-old celebrity socialite was supposed to promote her fashion and fragrance lines at a news conference Wednesday morning in Tokyo. She arrived Tuesday evening but was stopped at the airport and spent the night at a hotel there after being questioned by officials.” [AP]
The setback is most likely temporary since other famous druggies have been allowed into the country with special visas for work purposes. Still, I wonder if there’s a way the US could block her reentry and just leave her hanging in limbo in Mexico somewhere. I hear drugs are a big deal there so she would be quite comfortable.