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Katy Perry, Gigi Hadid Denied Entry to China

Katy Perry, Gigi Hadid Denied Entry to China

At one point during her 2015 concert, Katy even draped a Taiwanese flag over her sunflower dress, further angering a country that has long refused to recognize Taiwan as its territory. As China's own Justin Bieber, the actor and musician has a fan base of almost 10 million Instagram followers, a fact that recently resulted in Luhan quite literally breaking the Internet.

Well, that's the supposed venue for Victoria's Secret fashion show set for Monday but things aren't going well. As for a one-night-only, Han and Styles team-up?

On Thursday, Gigi Hadid announced that she would be skipping this year's VS Fashion Show, writing on Twitter that she's "so bummed".

In another performance during the same show, Perry also wore a sunflower dress which was largely perceived as a reference to Taiwan's "Sunflower Revolution".

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is usually associated with fireworks, glitter, and general extravagance - but this year all of that has gone up in smoke.

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Although Taiwan is part of the Republic of China, the island country has a separate internal government from the People's Republic of China, where the fashion show will be held. 'For every artist who wants to perform in China, officials comb through their social media and press reports to see if they have done anything deemed to be offensive to the country.

Harper's Bazaar said other Victoria's Secret Angel models expected to make the show include Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Lais Ribeiro, Lily Aldridge, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell, Taylor Hill, and Candice Swanepoel.

Perry's rep did not comment when reached by Page Six. As previously reported, the post shared on Instagram showed the model holding up a chocolate dessert shaped like a sumo wrestler's face and imitating the face by squinting her eyes.

Model Gigi Hadid confirmed her absence on Twitter.

The Victoria Secret Fashion Show is still set to air on November 28. This isn't the only setback Victoria's Secret staff is facing while producing the 2017 show in Shanghai, according to reports.


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