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

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. During her performance, Katy also waived the Taiwanese flag in support. According to Page Six, Adriana Lima might miss her second Victoria's Secret show since 1999 because her visa is being reportedly delayed over an "ongoing diplomatic problem". Reports suggest that Chinese officials look through the social media profiles of artists before such big events to check if they have been involved in offensive activities toward the nation.

It resulted in the model's Instagram account being flooded with comments, including warnings for her to stay out of China. "Maroon 5 was banned a few years ago because one band member wished the Dalai Lama happy birthday on Twitter".

Model Gigi Hadid will be sitting out of this show, with rumours claiming it's because she's been banned from the country.

Politically-charged costume The communist country was further angered over her wearing a sunflower gown- symbolic of the Sunflower Student Movement which protested a Chinese trade agreement in 2014

Previously, Perry also came under fire in Australia, after she appeared in an advert which sees the singer telling her dog to "go chase some koalas".

Hadid responded by apologizing in September on China's popular Twitter-like microblog site, Weibo.

This year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show will air on CBS on November 28 at 10 pm ET/PT.

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Top model Gigi Hadid backed out of the show following allegations that she "discriminated" against Chinese people. We have more models than ever before - 55 representing 17 countries, and four world-class entertainers'.

It was not immediately clear whether Hadid had been denied a visa.

As Page Six reports, VS models Julia Belyakova, Kate Grigorieva, and Irina Sharipova have also been denied entry to China and will not walk in Monday's show.

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