Katy Perry banned from China 'indefinitely' days before Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Katy Perry banned from China 'indefinitely' days before Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Express.co.uk have contacted Victoria's Secret for a comment on why Gigi won't be appearing in the show next week as planned. This isn't the only setback Victoria's Secret staff is facing while producing the 2017 show in Shanghai, according to reports.

Gigi Hadid will no longer be attending the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2017 in Shanghai. "Love my VS family, and will be with all my girls in spirit!" the model wrote.

While it does seem likely that the blowback from the video could have caused Gigi's absence this year, neither Victoria's Secret nor Gigi have confirmed the rumors.

Perry is allegedly banned from traveling to China because of what she wore during a 2015 performance in Taipei, Taiwan: a sequined dress decorated embellished with sunflowers - a symbol for anti-China protesters the year before Perry's performance.

Sources tell the New York Post's Page Six that Katy was set to perform at the show, but was rejected when she applied for a visa to enter the country.

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To drive her point home, Perry also waved a Taiwanese flag during the concert in show of support for the country, which has been butting heads with China for years over its independence. "Maroon 5 was banned a few years ago because one band member wished the Dalai Lama happy birthday on Twitter".

"Victoria's Secret will not have a response", a spokeswoman said by email.

Hadid responded by apologizing in September on China's popular Twitter-like microblog site, Weibo. "Thank you my friends @ed_razek @10magazine @johndavidpfeiffer @monica.mitro for another unforgettable opportunity; every aspect makes me feel like a dreaming kid again". However, models Julia Belyakova, Kate Grigorieva and Irina Sharipova have reportedly been denied entry into China because of "offensive" social media posts. It wasn't immediately clear why the models would be barred from walking the runway Shanghai.

Page Six reports that the media is also having difficulty getting visa approval and permission to shoot outside the show's venue.

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