Katy Perry and Gigi Hadid Barred From China in New Setback for Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

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Katy Perry finds herself banned from China and consequently will not be performing at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai Monday.  

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Perry was all set to perform, but at the last minute, her visa was pulled. 

According to reports, the Chinese government was upset that Perry wore the Taiwanese flag during a performance in Taipei back in April 2015. 

Perry also wore a sunflower dress which happens to be the flower associated with the pro-democracy movement in the country.

The "Teenage Dream" singer performed at the fashion show back in 2010, and now the lingerie retailer is scrambling to find a replacement. 

Supermodel Gigi Hadid has also found herself banned from entering China.

Apparently the Chinese government flipped out after seeing a birthday video she posted last April that showed her holding a cookie in the shape of Buddha and squinting her eyes. 

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Hadid issued an apology right away, but apparently the Chinese government is eager to teach her a lesson.

Her sister, Bella, still plans to appear in the show and has been spotted working out in Shanghai.