Like Gigi Hadid, the American singer was excluded from the Victoria’s Secret parade in Shanghai.
While she was scheduled to appear on the scene of the annual Victoria’s Secret parade in Shanghai on Monday, Katy Perry learned that her visa had been refused by the Chinese authorities. According to the site of Page Six, the government did not appreciate the performance of the singer in Taipei in 2015.
At this concert, Katy had wrapped herself in a Taiwanese flag and put on a sequined dress adorned with sunflower flowers , the emblem of antichinois student demonstrations of the spring of 2014. For the organizer of the concert, this choice of dress had yet no political significance.
“For every artist who wants to perform in China, authorities scrutinize their social media and media publications to see if anything is offensive.” Maroon 5 was banned a few years ago because a member of the group wanted a happy birthday to the Dalai Lama on Twitter, “says a source to Page Six. Since meeting with the Dalai Lama, Lady Gaga is also banned from living in China.
“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,” a source explained https://t.co/CnynWBbsv3
— Page Six (@PageSix) November 17, 2017