Taiwan the reason for China's ban on Katy Perry, US media suggests

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In an announcement on Twitter she posted, "I'm so bummed I won't be able to make it to China this year". Some say that Taylor Swift can be an option, but she might or might not be able to access the country considering her last album's title - that is also her birth year - 1989, is sort of a taboo topic in China.

A source told Page Six that Perry was initially cleared to perform in Shanghai, but Chinese officials changed their minds after learning of a 2015 incident in Taiwan where the singer wore a sunflower dress in support of the country.

And one big name slated to appear is our very own Harry Styles. "Love my VS family, and will be with all my girls in spirit!" the model wrote.

According to a report by Page Six, Katy has allegedly been banned from China over a controversial dress she wore in Taiwan back in 2015.

Posing up a storm The lingerie model oozed confidence when she styled a matching light grey bra and semi-sheer briefs
Posing up a storm The lingerie model oozed confidence when she styled a matching light grey bra and semi-sheer briefs

Amid the complications for Victoria's Secret's China show and as worldwide brands continue to pursue China's rapidly growing consumer market, Jing Daily has written a guide to help luxury brands avoid hiring celebrities who may be deemed too politically controversial to enter China. "Maroon 5 was banned a few years ago because one band member wished the Dalai Lama happy birthday on Twitter".

Page Six also noted that Adriana Lima is also having difficulties securing her visa due to a "diplomatic problem". Hadid apologized for the video, which was posted on her sister Bella Hadid's Snapchat account.

Plus, on Tuesday, Fashionista reported that Julia Belyakova, Kate Grigorieva, and Irina Sharipova of Russian Federation and Dasha Khlystun of Ukraine have all been denied visas to travel to China.

On Friday, Page Six reported that Katy Perry is now backing out of the show, as she was denied a visa by the Chinese government, and possibly for political reasons. Producers, who are in charge of covering the show, are reportedly "on the verge of nervous breakdowns" over the restrictions.

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