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    Russell Brand Banned From South Africa After Arriving at Airport—See the Pic

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    Sometimes it's about the journey...but this time it was entirely about the destination.

    Russell Brand received the news that he was banned from South Africa after arriving at the airport fully ready to head to the country.

    The actor was meant to be in town to perform a stand-up gig in Johannesburg for his Messiah Complex tour.

    Brand tweeted a picture of himself in front of a Virgin Atlantic sign at the airport and tweeted, "Banned from South Africa. Here ready to go. Refused entry. Hope I can come soon #MessiahComplex"

    So why was the Brit not allowed to enter? Well, no official word yet on the reasoning behind the government's decision, but Brand's fans has their suspicions.

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    One devotee wrote on Twitter, "#AfricanChild," referring to his parody song from the film Get Him to the Greek.

    Brand responded, "it must be because African Child. Terrible record #messiahcomplex."

    Another fan posted a snapshot of a Google search with the terms "Russell Brand banned from…"

    The pic showed multiple results, including BBC, GQ, Japan, Canada, etc.

    "Can't help but wonder if you're going for the full set," the fan tweeted at the funnyman.

    "I might have to start taking responsibility," Brand quipped.

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