Gigi Hadid Drops Out of the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

The singer was set to perform at the show on Monday, but was banned from entering the country because of a sunflower dress she wore in 2015.

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.

For any perspective performer, Chinese officials "comb through their social-media and press reports to see if they have done anything deemed to be offensive to the country", the Page Six source said. Reports suggest that Chinese officials look through the social media profiles of artists before such big events to check if they have been involved in offensive activities toward the nation.

If true, Perry isn't the only A-lister who won't make it to Shanghai, China. "Maroon 5 was banned a few years ago because one band member wished the Dalai Lama happy birthday on Twitter".

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Hadid responded by apologizing in September on China's popular Twitter-like microblog site, Weibo.

After it was revealed that Gigi Hadid had pulled out of the show, Page Six is now reporting that Katy Perry, who was rumoured to be appearing at the famous fashion show, has been banned indefinitely from China.

There's no word yet on why exactly Hadid won't be walking, but she isn't the only model who has had to drop out at the last minute.

As for Perry's replacement, Harry Styles will be performing in her stead.

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Model Gigi Hadid has also been denied access ahead of the event.

The clip, which was posted by her sister Bella but later deleted, stirred a storm of controversy where Hadid was called racist and Chinese social media users warned her not to come to Shanghai, the Post wrote.

Plus, on Tuesday, Fashionista reported that Julia Belyakova, Kate Grigorieva, and Irina Sharipova of Russian Federation and Dasha Khlystun of Ukraine have all been denied visas to travel to China.

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