Model Gigi Hadid pulls out of Victoria's Secret China show
- Author: Kyle Peterson Nov 20, 2017,
Nov 20, 2017, 0:29
"While she initially was informed that she'd be able to gain access, the decision apparently was reversed after the government caught wind of a controversial incident from 2015, in which Perry wore a bright, glittery dress with sunflowers on it during a performance in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan", Page Six reported.
We never thought the day would come where Alessandra Ambrosio would hang up her angel wings and retire from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, but according to new reports, 2017 may be the Brazilian beauty's last time on the catwalk.
"Also appearing are Grammy award-winning artist Miguel, Tony award-winning star of Hamilton, Leslie Odom Jr., and Chinese sensation Jane Zhang".
Perry joins Hadid and a number of VS models who are unable to attend this year's VS fashion show.
United Kingdom viewers will be able to stream the show using the app HayU from November 29. "The event is well in hand and coming together beautifully".
He continued: "The Chinese have been wonderful and enthusiastic hosts and partners. Love my VS family, and will be with all my girls in spirit!" the model wrote.
'From granting more than 700 visas, collaborating with us on every detail and introducing us to local experts who have helped us elevate our event in this renowned fashion city.
"We are incredibly thrilled to have them with us", said Ed Razek, executive producer of the annual show and chief creative officer at the U.S. lingerie label.
The show takes place on Monday and will air a week later.
A source told the site that before performers can enter China, "officials comb through their social-media and press reports to see if they have done anything deemed to be offensive to the country". The sunflower was a symbol of anti-Chinese protestors in 2014. "Maroon 5 was banned a few years ago because one band member wished the Dalai Lama happy birthday on Twitter".
Because of this tension, Perry's 2015 outfit, which she topped off with Taiwanese flag tied around her neck, could have been interpreted as a further anti-China statement.