Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Katy Perry Reportedly Banned From Performing in China

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

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. Last month, China Digital Times posted a letter that was supposedly sent by Perry to Chinese officials, in which it stated that she would "observe the laws and regulations" in China and "promise not to say or do anything religious or political".

The 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is being filmed in Shanghai, and there's no shortage of awesome models walking in the highly anticipated runway show-even though fan-favorite Gigi Hadid dropped out last minute.

It triggered a controversy because the sunflower had been adopted the year before by anti-China protesters, as noted by Page Six.

Hadid did not gave any explanation for her absence but it is being talked that she is among the ones affected by the Chinese visa issue. "Can't wait to tune in with everyone to see the handsome show I know it will be, and already can't wait for next year". The younger Hadid model, Bella, who had posted the video that was later deleted, would be seen walking down the ramp for the company though.

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While Perry will be replaced in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show by former One Direction band member Harry Styles, other models besides Hadid have been unable to secure visas to China, including Kate Grigorieva, Irina Sharipova and Julia Belyakova. Page Six has also reported that Adriana Lima's visa has been delayed due to some diplomatic problem.

Previously, Perry also came under fire in Australia, after she appeared in an advert which sees the singer telling her dog to "go chase some koalas".

A huge lot of bloggers who were set to cover the show will also not be flying to China as they have not been granted visas.

Perry has now joined the likes of Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, Oasis, and Bjork, who have all been banned from entering China.

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