The singer is not the only one who is not allowed to enter to participate in one of the most important fashion events of the year!
According to reports, the American singer Katy Perry was denied the visa to China, which ruined the plans to appear at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show at the end of the month.
China’s resentment against Perry seems to date back to 2015, when Perry offered a concert in Taiwan in which he wore the Taiwanese flag . This country is not recognized as independent by
China, which sees it as a separatist state. Taiwan, which is not in the United Nations, often can not use its national anthem and its national flag in international events due to the pressure of a much more powerful country. For the concert, the singer dressed in a suit full of sunflowers, a decision that probably infuriated Chinese officials even more. The dress was seen as a reference to Taiwan’s “sunflower revolution” that took place in 2014, a movement that saw the country struggle for self-determination.
The artist will not be able to perform in the parade despite sending a letter assuring that she will comply with Chinese laws and regulations, during her stay in the country for the Victoria’s Secret fashion show.
The reactions have not been slow to appear on social networks, many users regretted to learn that Perry would not attend while others were less understanding . «He insulted China before, now he wants to come», said a surfer «Let this be a lesson for you».
However, Katy Perry is not the only one who has been denied access to the country to participate in one of the most important fashion events of the year. Four of the models that were going to march that day have not been able to enter the country due to a series of problems with the Chinese visa . It is not clear why they have been denied access to China , however some media have pointed out that it could be related to the recent death of a mannequin in Shanghai Fashion Week.
Apparently, Dzyuba vanished after a parade of more than thirteen hours and went into a coma. She was taken to the hospital in Shanghai the next day and died two days later.
The model Gigi Hadidi will not be able to march because of the publication of a video at the beginning of this year in which the mannequin appeared with a biscuit in the shape of Buddha, while reproducing the pose of it. Many Chinese citizens took the video as a personal offense, which they labeled as “offensive and racist” and started a boycott under the hashtag #GigiGetOutChina.