Website Fashionist reported on Tuesday they four models, Julia Belyakova, Kate Grigorieva and Irina Sharipova from Russian Federation and Dasha Khlystun from Ukraine, had allegedly been denied visas accord to Instagram fan accounts for Victoria's Secret.
Hadid apologised to one Chinese fan saying she has nothing but "appreciation and respect" for her Asian fans.
There's no word yet on why exactly Hadid won't be walking, but she isn't the only model who has had to drop out at the last minute.More news: Gigi Hadid Drops Out of the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Yes, Gigi Hadid had made it clear that she will not be coming to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. "Can't wait to tune in with everyone to see the attractive show I know it will be, and already can't wait for next year (sic)", she wrote.
But, surprisingly, the 22-year-old supermodel took to Twitter to announce that she won't be joining the crew in Shanghai.
The VS models aren't the only ones having difficulty with the Chinese government. "For every artist who wants to perform in China, officials comb through their social media and press reports to see if they have done anything deemed to be offensive to the country", a source told Page Six. Sounds like a logistical nightmare. "I am so excited!" Another simply wrote "you are not welcome in Shanghai", whilst another bluntly branded the model a "racist". Bella captioned on Instagram Wednesday.
Ed Razek, executive producer of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and chief creative officer at Victoria's Secret, told People: 'We started booking our musical guests months ago when Harry Styles, global superstar, signed on.