Katy Perry, Gigi Hadid Denied Entry to China

Katy Perry, Gigi Hadid Denied Entry to China

Darren Sullivan
November 18, 2017

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.

Despite her older sister's absence in this year's show, Bella seems to still be making her way to China. In an announcement on Twitter she posted, "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!" she wrote on Thursday.

Gigi was allegedly banned for a February Instagram video in which she held up a cookie shaped like Buddha and imitated the religious figure's expression by squinting her eyes.

"She was initially granted a visa to perform at the VS show in Shanghai, then Chinese officials changed their minds and yanked her visa", they explained.

Neither has Hadid mentioned the reason for her backing out of the show at the last moment, nor has the worldwide brand addressed the drama yet.

Bustle has reached out to Victoria's Secret for confirmation and comment, as well as reps for Perry and Hadid. She admitted on the Today Show that she doesn't actually feel like she deserves the award, according to Teen Vogue. After announcing that he was dating actress Guan Xiaotong on Weibo, a Chinese social platform where he has an additional 40 million followers, the site crashed for several hours in early October.

Katy Perry's visa for Victoria's Secret show in China denied

"Suddenly I have better feelings about VS".

Others, however, expressed regret, noting Hadid's apology. And that's bad news for these two celebs who have reportedly been denied visas because of past incidents of accused racism. "Victoria's Secret is not going to comment on that", the spokesman said.

It tapes Monday and airs globally on November 28.

"I can only tell you that we welcome foreign citizens to come to China, to engage in normal trade, tourism and cultural activities".

Celebrities including singers Bjork, Elton John and Lady Gaga, and actors such as Richard Gere and Sharon Stone, have either been banned or pilloried for words or actions deemed as criticising China on sensitive topics like Tibetan independence and human rights.

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