Guess Who's Now Performing at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show?

NEW YORK NY- OCTOBER 02 Katy Perry performs onstage at Madison Square Garden

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.

Perry's rep did not comment when reached by Page Six.

Page Six reported that Perry's ban is related to an outfit the singer wore while performing in Taipei, Taiwan, on her 2015 world tour. "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". Taiwan has been in conflict with China over its independence for many years.

Because of this tension, Perry's 2015 outfit, which she topped off with Taiwanese flag tied around her neck, could have been interpreted as a further anti-China statement.

Many believe that Miss Hadid was turned down by the Chinese government after she was caught on video making a racist gesture.




The 27-year-old French model made her VS debut in 2016, walking in the Pink section of the show. It was speculated that she was unable to get her visa after a video of her squinting her eyes while holding up a Buddha cookie resurfaced when she announced that she would be headed to Shanghai.

"Can't wait to tune in with everyone to see the lovely show I know it will be, and already can't wait for next year! x", Hadid continued without giving a reason for her absence.

Apart from these two huge roadblocks, several other models (three Russian and one Ukrainian: Julia Belyakova, Kate Grigorieva, Irina Sharipova and Dasha Khlystun) will also not be able to land in Shanghai for the show for the same reason; rejection of visa.

Now, Harry will be bumping into a few of his rumoured flings who have been cast in this year's show including New Zealand model Georgia Fowler and Austrian model Nadine Leopold.

Supermodel Adriana Lima's visa is in limbo due to a "diplomatic problem", according to Page Six.

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