Saturday, 24 August 2019

Katy Perry banned from China as Victoria Secret Fashion Show continues to crumble

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LONDON: The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai is disintegrating faster than a cheap lace thong.

Katy Perry, who was set to perform, has now been banned from China indefinitely -along with a host of top models, including Gigi Hadid – after being booked in advance for Monday’s big event.

Sources told that the “Swish Swish” singer had tried applying for a visa to enter the communist nation, but was denied by Chinese officials.

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While she initially was informed that she’d be able to gain access, the decision apparently was reversed after the government caught wind of a controversial incident from 2015, in which Perry wore a bright, glittery dress with sunflowers on it during a performance in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan.

Her outfit wound up causing widespread outrage because the sunflower had been adopted the year before by anti-China protesters.

To drive her point home, Perry also waved a Taiwanese flag during the concert in a show of support for the country, which has been butting heads with China for years over its independence.

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“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 explained. “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.”

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