Gigi Hadid Drops Out of Victoria's Secret Fashion Show


During her performance, Katy also waived the Taiwanese flag in support. 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.

Gigi Hadid fans received unexpected some news yesterday: the supermodel will not be walking in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show this week in Shanghai.

Katy Perry, who was set to perform at the show, as well as one of the biggest names to be associated with the Victoria's Secret brand, Gigi Hadid, have been banned from China "indefinitely" and have been unable to score visas to enter the country, Page Six reports.

Hadid said in a post on her Twitter account: "I'm so bummed I won't be able to make it to China this year".

'Love my VS family, and will be with all my girls in spirit'.

Perry made global headlines in 2015 for her seemingly-political stage look. According to sources, Chinese officials reversed a decision to grant Katy a visa after being made aware of a sunflower dress the singer wore during a 2015 concert in Taipei. I feel so insane humbled to get the opportunity to be a part of this show again.Walking into the offices this year i felt so happy, healthy, and honored. '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.

Top models have also been refused entry, including Gigi Hadid. In February she posted a video online featuring her making a "narrow eyes" gesture with a Buddha.

On Tuesday, Gigi unveiled her second product collaboration with Stuart Weitzman: two new shoe styles just in time for the holidays.

The show, which will air on CBS on November 28, has also seen an exodus of fashion bloggers because the Chinese government has refused to give them visas, while television producers are struggling to get permission to shoot outside the Mercedes-Benz Arena venue, the New York Post Page Six reported.

Victoria's Secret has not yet publicly commented on Perry's or Hadid's reported bans.

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