Katy Perry 'rejected for Chinese visa' ahead of Victoria's Secret show

Calvin Saunders
November 18, 2017

In another setback for this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Perry has been banned from entering China, where the annual show is being held this year, after trying to obtain a visa so she could perform. 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. As for a one-night-only, Han and Styles team-up? 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'.

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.

Others are highly upset that Gigi is out of the show, and they're blaming Victoria's Secret for her absence using the hashtag #VSShowIsOver.

Back in 2015, Perry wore a sparkly sunflower-print costume for her concert in Taipei and that pissed off the Chinese government because, little did Katy know, the sunflower was a symbol adopted by anti-China protesters in Taiwan the year before. Taiwan has been struggling for independence from China for several years. '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.

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Supermodel Adriana Lima's visa is in limbo due to a "diplomatic problem", according to Page Six.

"Perry is a role model to so many young people, and this just destroys all the good work we do to try to encourage people not to let their dogs come into contact with koalas".

Gigi came under fire in September after a video of her appearing to mock a Buddha surfaced online.

The folks planning the Victoria's Secret Fashion show this year can't seem to catch a break!

Representatives for Perry and Victoria's Secret didn't immediately respond to INSIDER's request for comment regarding this situation. This isn't the only setback Victoria's Secret staff is facing while producing the 2017 show in Shanghai, according to reports.

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