"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. According to sources, Chinese officials reversed a decision to grant Katy a visa after being made aware of a sunflower dress the singer wore during a 2015 concert in Taipei. Last month, China Digital Times posted a letter that was supposedly sent by Perry to Chinese officials, in which it stated that she would "observe the laws and regulations" in China and "promise not to say or do anything religious or political".
Perry's failure to attend the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show comes immediately after model Gigi Hadid reportedly failed to secure a visa to enter China because of an Instagram video in which she allegedly mocked Asians, a source told Page Six.
It triggered a controversy because the sunflower had been adopted the year before by anti-China protesters, as noted by Page Six. "Maroon 5 was banned a few years ago because one band member wished the Dalai Lama happy birthday on Twitter".
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From what most publications and commenters on social media say, Hadid has also been denied a visa to the country because of the racist video of hers that had surfaced in September.
As Page Six reports, VS models Julia Belyakova, Kate Grigorieva, and Irina Sharipova have also been denied entry to China and will not walk in Monday's show.