Katy Perry banned from performing at Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai

Katy Perry banned from performing at Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai

Katy Perry banned from performing at Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai

Katy Perry will not be able to perform at Victoria's Secret fashion show in Shanghai, China after the Chinese government reportedly denied her a visa. Now it looks like another planned appearance is falling through.

Reports say that Harry Styles has been tapped to take Katy Perry's place in the show.

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.

Page Six reported that Perry's ban is related to an outfit the singer wore while performing in Taipei, Taiwan, on her 2015 world tour.

China views Taiwan as a breakaway state and refuses to recognize it as an independent country. They suggest that Hadid's ban is the result of a racist video in which she held up a Buddha-shaped cookie and squinted her eyes to mock its features.

Sources told the site that Perry, 33, had applied for a visa but was denied by Chinese officials.

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.

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Bella , 21, meanwhile opted for a white suit with a silver bodice and her hair pulled back in a sleek ponytail. The ripped-from-the-runway look was the same black-and-gold mini that Gigi Hadid wore at Milan Fashion Week.

They added: "Maroon 5 was banned a few years ago because one band member wished the Dalai Lama happy birthday on Twitter".

After she announced on social media that she wouldn't be walking in Shanghai after all, one person replied to her post, stating: "It's what you deserved after that offensive video, and your white ass couldn't even publicly apologize".

This year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is set to air on November 28 at 10/9C on CBS.

Angel Adriana Lima's visa has been reportedly delayed and four other models were reportedly denied visas to travel to China.

Page Six also reports that models Gigi Hadid, Julia Belyakova, Kate Grigorieva and Irina Sharipova may have all been banned too for various reasons.

Malik, 24, and Gigi Hadid began dating in 2015 after he attended that year's Victoria's Secret fashion show in NY.

Every year, the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is a huge, highly-anticipated affair that has basically become a showcase of models and celebrities.

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