Singer Katy Perry
and model Gigi Hadid
will not be by flying among the angels at Victoria’s Secret’s
widely-anticipated Shanghai runway show
this month. Sharing her regrets on Twitter (below), Hadid wished her Victoria’s Secret family well, but did not acknowledge the “Buddha incident” which allegedly
led to her being banned by Chinese officials.
According to Page Six
, Perry’s denial stems from a controversial 2015 performance in Taipei, where she sported a sunflower-adorned costume; the sunflower is regarded as an anti-government symbol in China. Additionally, models Adriana Lima
, Irina Shripova, Julia Belyakova, and Kate Grigorieva have not yet been granted visas to enter the country.