In addition to people not being allowed in the country, producers are being denied access to shoot anywhere outside of the Mercedes-Benz Studio, where the show is being filmed.
The show, which will air on CBS on November 28, has also seen an exodus of fashion bloggers because the Chinese government has refused to give them visas, while television producers are struggling to get permission to shoot outside the Mercedes-Benz Arena venue, the New York Post Page Six reported.
The Victoria's Secret models have been documenting their travels to Shanghai, sharing their favorite travel accessories and last-minute workouts before the big show. Hadid also garnered backlash on Twitter when the clip surfaced earlier this year.
Back in 2015, Perry wore a sparkly sunflower-print costume for her concert in Taipei and that pissed off the Chinese government because, little did Katy know, the sunflower was a symbol adopted by anti-China protesters in Taiwan the year before.
Sources told the site that Perry, 33, had applied for a visa but was denied by Chinese officials.
China views Taiwan as a breakaway state and refuses to recognize it as an independent country.
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Republican leaders later blamed those comments for potentially costing Republicans the Senate majority that year. Asked to clarify if Blunt was canceling on the fundraiser, she repeated, "He won't be in AL".
'Love my VS family, and will be with all my girls in spirit'.
"For every artist who wants to perform in China, officials comb through social-media and press reports to see if they have done anything deemed to be offensive to the country".
But Hadid isn't the only model facing setbacks.
Gigi confirmed in August that she was due to return to the runway at this year's fashion extravaganza, and admitted it was "a dream come true" to model for the brand. She admitted on the Today Show that she doesn't actually feel like she deserves the award, according to Teen Vogue.
Representatives for Perry and Victoria's Secret didn't immediately respond to INSIDER's request for comment regarding this situation.
Question. why the HELL did Victoria's Secret execs pick China to host their internationally-famous fashion show?