During the same performance, Perry went on to wave a Tawainese flag.
Representatives for Perry and Victoria's Secret didn't immediately respond to INSIDER's request for comment regarding this situation.
'The news reports I've been reading from the United States here in Shanghai regarding this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show are not an accurate reflection of what I'm seeing and experiencing on site, ' he said somewhat confusingly, since Gigi and Katy are definitely not there.
The dress caused widespread outrage because the sunflower had been adopted by a Taiwanese protest group called The Sunflower Student Movement.
"I'm so bummed I won't be able to make it to China this year". In February the U.S. model posted a video featuring her pulling a narrowed-eyes expression while holding a small Buddha.More news: British motorcyclist Daniel Hegarty dies after crashing in Macau Grand Prix
That's how the cookie crumbles: Gigi meanwhile was reportedly because of a "racist" video she posted back in February of her pulling a face in a lighthearted imitation of a Buddha cookie.
Ed Razek, the show's executive producer and chief creative officer of Victoria's Secret, said: "The news reports I've been reading from the United States here in Shanghai regarding this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show are not an accurate reflection of what I'm seeing and experiencing on site".
While Perry will be replaced in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show by former One Direction band member Harry Styles, other models besides Hadid have been unable to secure visas to China, including Kate Grigorieva, Irina Sharipova and Julia Belyakova.
The 27-year-old French model made her VS debut in 2016, walking in the Pink section of the show.
It seems like the show was doomed from the start..
It's also notoriously hard to get a visa to travel to China.