Gigi Hadid Drops Out of Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Katy Perry won't be joining the Victoria's Secret gang in China

Hadid did not mention the controversy this week when she tweeted about missing the show.

Katy Perry has been "banned indefinitely" from China, following a controversial 2015 concert. "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".

'Maroon 5 were banned a few years ago because one band member wished the Dalai Lama happy birthday on Twitter'.

AJ NumanKaty Perry has apparently been denied entry into China ahead of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on Monday. Sunflowers were apparently the adopted symbol for Taiwanese anti-China protesters, and at the time, caused global outrage in the communist nation.

'Love my VS family, and will be with all my girls in spirit'. It's been reported that four models and several bloggers were denied Visas to enter China, and Adriana Lima's visa is in purgatory.

According to People Magazine, some are speculating that Hadid dropped out at the last minute because of a video she posted to Snapchat earlier this year and then resurfaced after Victoria's Secret announced they had cast her for the show.

Model Gigi Hadid attends the Stuart Weitzman Pop-Up Event on November 15, 2017 in New York City.

On Tuesday, Gigi unveiled her second product collaboration with Stuart Weitzman: two new shoe styles just in time for the holidays.

Despite her older sister's absence in this year's show, Bella seems to still be making her way to China. With the show taking place in Shanghai, commenters called for the model to drop out nearly immediately after news broke that she was joining the 2017 model cast.

Based on the history of cultural appropriation in the fashion show and China's political climate, it's unclear why Victoria's Secret ever thought this would be a good idea.

Bustle has reached out to Victoria's Secret for confirmation and comment, as well as reps for Perry and Hadid. 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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