Gigi Hadid Will Not Attend The Victoria's Fashion Show

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The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is usually associated with fireworks, glitter, and general extravagance - but this year all of that has gone up in smoke.

Alongside Gigi Hadid, some other big names of Victoria's Secret have been denied Chinese visa.

A source told Page Six that Perry was initially cleared to perform in Shanghai, but Chinese officials changed their minds after learning of a 2015 incident in Taiwan where the singer wore a sunflower dress in support of the country.

The performance in question saw Perry wearing the Taiwanese flag during her concert at Taipei Arena, angering Chinese authorities. "Maroon 5 was banned a few years ago because one band member wished the Dalai Lama happy birthday on Twitter".

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Her outfit wound up causing widespread outrage because the sunflower had been adopted the year before by anti-China protesters. It was speculated that she was unable to get her visa after a video of her squinting her eyes while holding up a Buddha cookie resurfaced when she announced that she would be headed to Shanghai. 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. We have more models than ever before - 55 representing 17 countries, and four world-class entertainers'. Hadid didn't share any other details but she could be among one of the few models who weren't able to obtain Chinese Visas to make the trip, including Julia Belyakova, Kate Grigorieva and Irina Sharipova from Russian Federation, as well as Dasha Khlystun from Ukraine.

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

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".

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