China is causing problems for Victoria’s Secret show
Gigi Hadid and Katy Perry will not be allowed to attend the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in China this year. The Chinese government denied both celebs access to the communist country.
Gigi was denied a visa because of a racist video she did on Instagram with sister Bella that where she squinted her eyes while holding a Buddha cookie. Chinese officials told Victoria’s Secret not to bring Gigi as a model or the would consider banning the brand, according to MSN.
It was the Chinese public that pushed for her not to come, taking to social media calling her a racist.
— LucasWon (@wangqiqiang) August 29, 2017
Gigi shared the news she would not be attending on Twitter:
I’m so bummed I won’t be able to make it to China this year. Love my VS family, and will be with all my girls in spirit!! Can't wait to tune in with everyone to see the beautiful show I know it will be, and already can't wait for next year! 🙂 x
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) November 16, 2017
Katy Perry, who was scheduled to perform at the lingerie show was denied a visa for her 2015 show of support for Taiwan, according to FOX News. During a performance in Taipei, Perry wore a sunflower on her dress, a symbol adopted that year by anti-China protesters. She took it a bit further waving the Taiwanese flag at the same show.
They are not the only two not allowed into China. VS model including Julia Belyakova, Kate Grigorieva and Irina Sharipova have been denied visas.
Gigi’s sister Bella, along with Karlie Kloss and Martha Hunt are on their way to the show.