The annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is set to take place in Shanghai, China in 11 days — but there are *already* multiple mishaps.
Fans speculate China's ban is a response to Perry's sunflower outfit she wore during a concert in 2015.
According to Mashable, Taiwan is a Chinese "breakaway state" and is often barred from using its national flag in international events. Perry, however, decided to wear the flag anyway, pairing it with a sunflower dress.
The dress was a nod to Taiwan's "Sunflower Revolution," in which Taiwanese protesters spoke out against its trade pacts with China.
Knowing her outfit infuriated Chinese officials, Perry attempted to make amends with the government prior to the VS Fashion Show.
In October, Perry sent a letter to the Chinese government stating she would "observe and comply" with Chinese laws and regulations while in Shanghai for the show.
The letter, however, did not sway officials.
Some fans are disappointed by Perry and Hadid's abrupt bans — but others aren't surprised.
Maybe next year... ?