Talent scheduled for the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is dropping faster than Harry Styles after slipping on a kiwi fruit. Just days after several Russian and a Ukrainian model were denied Chinese visas, a new report from Page Six indicates that some big American stars are being rejected now, too. Namely, rumored performer Katy Perry and controversial runway star Gigi Hadid can cancel their tickets to Shanghai.
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Gigi Hadid has issued a very official apology after Chinese fans expressed outrage that she was coming to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai, China. Many of China’s fashion fanatics don’t want her there because of a video in which Gigi mocks a Buddha cookie by squinting her eyes.
Gigi’s apology was shared via Weibo, a social media site largely exclusive to China. In it, she offers up an I’m-still-learning defense as she takes a stand against racism in favor of inclusivity.
“I want you all to know that it was never my intent to offend anyone through my actions, and I sincerely apologize to those who were hurt or felt let down by me,” Gigi wrote.
Gigi Hadid was just announced as a returning angel for the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and the backlash has already started. This year, the annual event is being held in Shanghai, China’s largest city. Fans from across Asia don’t want Gigi to set foot on their side of the world because of a racist joke Gigi made back in February.