'I'm so bummed I won't be able to make it to China this year, ' Gigi wrote to her Twitter followers.
In another performance during the same show, Perry also wore a sunflower dress which was largely perceived as a reference to Taiwan's "Sunflower Revolution". Katy has now joined the likes of Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, Oasis, and Björk, who have all been banned from entering China.
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. And that's bad news for these two celebs who have reportedly been denied visas because of past incidents of accused racism.
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The singer was denied her request for a Chinese visa and has been banned from the country indefinitely, sources tell the outlet.
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.
It seems like the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - which is set to be held in Shanghai, China, on November 20 - was doomed from the start.
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Representatives for Perry and Victoria's Secret didn't immediately respond to INSIDER's request for comment regarding this situation.
Up until Thursday, it was understood that Gigi would be joining her sister and walking the show for the third year in a row.
Every year, the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is a huge, highly-anticipated affair that has basically become a showcase of models and celebrities. Though it might not have been her intention, the outfit and the flag-waving was seen as a politically charged gesture and caused uproar in China, which has had long-running tensions with Taiwan regarding its independence.