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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

Ed Razek, executive producer of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and chief creative officer at Victoria's Secret, told People: 'We started booking our musical guests months ago when Harry Styles, global superstar, signed on.

Perry's sunflower-emblazoned dress sparked a bit of a controversy because the flower has been associated with anti-China protesters in Taiwan following the 2014 Sunflower Student Movement.

That's how Victoria's Secret must be feeling right now.

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




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

The controversy does not seem to stop as another recent report by Page Six claimed that singer Katy Perry has also been denied entry into China because the Swish Swish hitmaker caused a stir during her Asia tour in 2015. "Can't wait to tune in with everyone to see the attractive show I know it will be, and already can't wait for next year". It was speculated that she was unable to get her visa after a video of her squinting her eyes while holding up a Buddha cookie resurfaced when she announced that she would be headed to Shanghai.

'She was initially granted a visa to perform at the VS show in Shanghai, then Chinese officials changed their minds and yanked her visa, ' a source tells Page Six.

Karlie Kloss and Bella Hadid are among the 55 models participating. Many including ulia Belyakova, Kate Grigorieva and Irina Sharipova from Russian Federation, as well as Dasha Khlystun from Ukraine were all denied the requisite visa. Representatives from the models' agencies and Victoria's Secret declined to comment on the situation or did not respond INSIDER's requests for comment. "This will, without question, be the biggest fashion event in history". Last year, Angel Elsa Hosk notably wore a dragon on the runway, which many thought turned Chinese culture into a literal costume.

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