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UK Says Martha's a Bad Thing

6/20/2008 12:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Red Coats want nothing to do with Martha Stewart!

The domestic goddess has been turned down for a visa to enter Britain because of her rap sheet. She was reportedly set to tour several areas of the country, as well as tour the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Stewart spent five months in a federal prison in 2004 after she was convicted of conspiracy and lying to the Feds.

Charles Koppelman, the Chairman of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia told TMZ "Martha loves England; the country and English culture are near and dear to her heart. She has engagements with English companies and business leaders and hopes this can be resolved so that she will be able to visit soon."

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joseph paul franklin    


forget being FIRST;
NO MORE people !

2127 days ago
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steve    

I'm glad, a lot of people lost there life saving!!!!

2127 days ago
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MyTwoCents    

HELLO, I wouldn't want a convicted felon in my country either.

2127 days ago
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Ric    

With all the drug addled British musicians and actors with anger management issues roaming the U.S., it's ironic that the U.K. considers Martha Stewart too dangerous to be allowed in the country.

2127 days ago
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Kenny is Gay    

Dear wake up. WAKE UP and shut the eff up.

2127 days ago
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steve    

I lot of people lost there life saving, she should of lost everything too!!!!!!!!

2127 days ago
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dana    

Its not like she murdered someone or was caught dealing drugs, what she did caused no harm to anyone.

2127 days ago
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just wondering    

whats good for the goose, is good for the gander, rules, r rules.

2127 days ago
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matahara    

Seems like applying for a Foreign country Visa is very strict now. In most visas application forms, there are questions asking if the applicant has been convicted or has criminal offense in the past etc etc? If yes, when blah blah blah?
If applicant lied and said NO; hahaha, dont fool these consulate staffs, they will thoroughly check the person's background.
if a person has a conviction regardless minor misdemeanor(even reckless driving conviction) or major criminal offense, as long as that person has been fined in court , has been convicted, has did jail time; chances are slim to get a visitor's visa.

2127 days ago
10.

pimp    

The US (in theory) has similar laws, but we tend to look the other way when it comes to the rich&famous. After all in America, laws are only for the little people. You can be a war veteran and won't be able to see you brother for the rest of your life because he once used pot. However if you are a rockstar, they won't even check your bags for drugs.

2127 days ago
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LisaK    

Who can blame them, she is irritating.

2127 days ago
12.

Ooooo Noooo!    

Now if we could just figure out a way to keep the bitch out of THIS country it would be a happy day.

2127 days ago
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Angry Democrat 'Sky Blu' from LMFAO attack GOP Romney on Purpose .    

Wow , Islamists have no problem getting visas in England , so I guess the really threat to England is homemade cookies by Martha .

2127 days ago
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Todd da Man    

I don't get it. According to UK visa rules, a U.S. citizen traveling to the UK DOES NOT need a visa for a tourist visit or any visit for less then six months. here is the link: http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/

So why would she apply for a visa that she apparently does not need? That makes no sense.

2127 days ago
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LA Critic    

Shame on them! I guess they should ban Prince Chuckie from the U.S. for cheating on Diana.
Martha is definitely a GOOD THING!

2127 days ago
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