Looks like this year's Victoria's Secret is already coming apart at the seams. The lingerie extravaganza is scheduled to happen next Monday in Shanghai, China, but the Republic's notoriously finicky diplomats have already banned two of the evening's brightest stars – Gigi Hadid and Katy Perry.
Every year, the Victoria's Secret Show is one of the biggest fashion world events.
This year, however, the show's producers decided to do something different. They decided to host the show in Shanghai. There's only one problem. China's visa process is notoriously difficult.According to Page Six: "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 was banned a few years ago because one band member wished the Dalai Lama happy birthday on Twitter."
For wishing someone "Happy Birthday?"to put it lightly) but still. All the man did was wish another person "happy birthday."
In any event, China also bans anyone it deems as having done a more serious crime. Case in point, Katy Perry.China sees as its breakaway province. Basically, China feels Taiwan is part of China, and Taiwan feels otherwise... and then in the middle of all this popped Katy Perry.
During the performance, Perry wore the Taiwanese flag as a cape and a dress with sunflowers on it.
.@katyperry, booked to perform at @VictoriasSecret #fashion show, was banned from entering China after sunflower-dr… https://t.co/xJX85GhxS5— Banned Beauty Queen (@Banned Beauty Queen)1510951622.0
It banned Perry "indefinitely."take that honor.
But China wasn't done yet. Supermodel Gigi Hadid was stunned to find she wouldn't be walking in the show either.
this is y'all woke palestine queen? Gigi out here mocking Asian people. i would say she's cancelled but she never s… https://t.co/xenqQolSEb— . (@.)1486287552.0