Gigi Hadid Will Not Walk In The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Gigi Hadid

The VS show is scheduled to tape live in Shanghai on September 28.

Katy Perry caused controversy in this sunflower dress.

"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. "Maroon 5 was banned a few years ago because one band member wished the Dalai Lama happy birthday on Twitter".

Hadid's withdrawal averts a potential PR disaster for Victoria's Secret, which is hoping to shore up a sagging bottom line by pushing into China's growing intimate wear market.

She is being replaced in the show by Harry Styles.

But Perry isn't the only super star missing the show.

But, surprisingly, the 22-year-old supermodel took to Twitter to announce that she won't be joining the crew in Shanghai. She also sparked further outrage after wearing a sunflower gown - a symbol of the Sunflower Student Movement, which protested a Chinese trade agreement in 2014. "Love my VS family, and will be with all my girls in spirit!" the model wrote.

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.

The surprise exit comes months after a video of Hadid triggered an outpouring of criticism on Chinese social networks. Though the model gave no explanation for her withdrawal, sources said she was also banned from entering the country over a controversial video from February where she appeared to mock Asians.

She later apologized on her official Weibo account, but her fans pointed out that the message was not enough, since people outside of China could not see it.

"What you have done made us unhappy".

Some of Victoria's Secret's biggest names have been denied entry to China, in addition to lesser-known models, such as Julia Belyakova, Kate Grigorieva and Irina Sharipova. According to Page Six, several fashion bloggers have run into the now-familiar can't-get-a-visa issue.

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