Katy Perry will be absent from today’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai as the Chinese authorities denied her a visa, reportedly because she has shown support for Taiwanese independence.
Page Six reports that the American popstar will be replaced by One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles at the beleaguered event.
A source told Page Six that Perry’s visa was denied because Chinese authorities are unhappy about a performance in Taipei in 2014 in which she wore a dress adorned with sunflowers - a symbol of the Taiwan independence movement - and draped a Taiwanese flag over her shoulders in an apparent show of solidarity with the country.
“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,’ the source said.
Along with Perry, supermodel Gigi Hadid also had her visa denied, reportedly because she posted a video on social media in February that appeared to show her mocking Buddha.
US band Maroon 5 are also thought to have been denied entry in 2015 because lead singer Adam Levine wished the Dalai Lama happy birthday on Twitter.
Warning：The use of any news and articles published on eChinacities.com without written permission from eChinacities.com constitutes copyright infringement, and legal action can be taken.
Keywords: Katy Perry Victoria’s Secret Katy Perry China visa
China President Xi Jinping has been elevated to “Mao-like” status after having his ideology enshrined in the Communist Party constitution.
Passengers traveling on domestic flights in China may soon be able to use their phones in flight mode, as the all-out, infuriating ban is set to be lifted.
If you live in northern China, you can expect pollution to cut more than three years of your life, a new study has revealed.
Local authorities in Beijing have promised to stop the 15 bicycle rental companies adding any more bikes to the city’s already cramped roads and pavements.
An annual survey conducted since 2010 by the Pew Research Center reveals that over 80% of Chinese citizens feel satisfied with the developmental direction of the country.
Smart phone uses in China will finally be able to use WeChat to pay for goods in the Apple App Store and Apple Music store. Hurrah!
All comments are subject to moderation by eChinacities.com staff. Because we wish to encourage healthy and productive dialogue we ask that all comments remain polite, free of profanity or name calling, and relevant to the original post and subsequent discussion. Comments will not be deleted because of the viewpoints they express, only if the mode of expression itself is inappropriate. Please use the Classifieds to advertise your business and unrelated posts made merely to advertise a company or service will be deleted.
Please login to add a comment. Click here to login immediately.