Now it looks like another planned appearance is falling through. (Taiwan has been seeking independence for years from China.) The sunflower was "adopted the year before by anti-China protesters", Page Six wrote. In 2015, Perry had performed in the Taiwanese capital of Taipei wearing a glittery, sunflower patterned dress.
China views Taiwan as a breakaway state and refuses to recognize it as an independent country. Earlier this year, she came under fire for "racism" after her fellow model and sister Bella, shared a since-deleted video of her laughing and squinting her eyes while holding a cookie featuring the face of a samurai.
The singer was denied her request for a Chinese visa and has been banned from the country indefinitely, sources tell the outlet. Last year, Lady Gaga was banned from visiting China because she met with the Dalai Lama, and other celebs like Harrison Ford, Richard Gere and Maroon 5 have also been denied access. However, models Julia Belyakova, Kate Grigorieva and Irina Sharipova have reportedly been denied entry into China because of "offensive" social media posts.
Gigi Hadid will not be walking in the Victorias Secret Fashion Show
Gigi Hadid attends the fittings for the Victoria Secret Fashion Show 2017 on August 28, 2017 in New York City.
"Perry is a role model to so many young people, and this just destroys all the good work we do to try to encourage people not to let their dogs come into contact with koalas".
Representatives for Perry and Victoria's Secret didn't immediately respond to INSIDER's request for comment regarding this situation.
The Victoria Secret Fashion Show is still set to air on November 28.
Norway's $1tn wealth fund proposes ditching oil and gas investments
The proposal has to be reviewed by the Finance Ministry, which in turn needs to decide whether to propose it to parliament. At the end of the third quarter, Royal Dutch Shell was the fund's third-biggest equity investment at more than $5bn.