Katy Perry Banned From China Ahead of Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Anita Tucker
November 19, 2017

According to a report by Page Six, Katy has allegedly been banned from China over a controversial dress she wore in Taiwan back in 2015. Perry had also shown her support for Taiwan by draping its flag on her shoulders.

Perry joins Hadid and a number of VS models who are unable to attend this year's VS fashion show.

Top model Gigi Hadid backed out of the show following allegations that she "discriminated" against Chinese people.

"This will, without question, be the biggest fashion event in history and our most ambitious show by far", Ed Razek, chief creative officer at Victoria's Secret, told People.

Her outfit wound up causing widespread outrage because the sunflower had been adopted the year before by anti-China protesters.

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Model Gigi Hadid has also been denied access ahead of the event.

Page Six published a report suggesting that Gigi has been banned because of an Instagram video which had been posted by her sister Bella Hadid in February - she was seen holding up a Buddha-shaped biscuit and also imitating the religious figure as well.

But Hadid isn't the only model facing setbacks. On Friday, Page Six reported that Katy Perry is now backing out of the show, as she was denied a visa by the Chinese government, and possibly for political reasons. Hadid didn't share any other details but she could be among one of the few models who weren't able to obtain Chinese Visas to make the trip, including Julia Belyakova, Kate Grigorieva and Irina Sharipova from Russian Federation, as well as Dasha Khlystun from Ukraine. Representatives from the models' agencies and Victoria's Secret declined to comment on the situation or did not respond INSIDER's requests for comment.

It's unclear why Victoria's Secret thought hosting a lingerie show in Shanghai, China, was a good idea.

It's also notoriously hard to get a visa to travel to China.

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