Beijing, November 17 (EFE) .- When there are only three days left for the recording in Shanghai of the traditional Victoria's Secret parade, there have been two last-minute casualties and neither the model Gigi Hadid nor singer Katy Perry will participate, according to US media.
Web Page Six ensures that Katy Perry applied for an entry visa in China, which was first granted and subsequently denied, as happened with other top models that had planned to participate in the parade.
However, a Chinese official spokesman today said he did not know if the authorities of his The country has denied entry visas to some of the participants in the event, one of the essential annual events in the world of fashion.
"I am not aware of these information, "said Geng Shuang, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, at a press conference on Friday. He said:" We are willing to issue visas to applicants. qualified people (who meet the requirements). "
" We welcome all foreign citizens who come to China to participate in economic, commercial, tourism or tourism activities. "In the case of Perry, the reason for the denial of the visa would be, according to Page Six, in a controversial incident occurred in 2015 in Taipei, where the singer acted with a dress printed with sunflowers, symbol of Taiwanese pro-independence.
While Gigi Hadid, who has confirmed in her Twitter account that she will not participate in the parade, could be absent due to boycott requests in Chinese social networks for a video considered "racist" in which he appeared stretching his eyes, according to the New York Daily News.
According to the Victoria's Secret website, in the parade, which will be broadcast on television on November 28, will take part Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell and Taylor Hill, as well as new faces that she has not revealed.
You can see in 190 countries and it is expected to at least equal the audience of the last edition, which was 1,400 million viewers.
The annual Victoria's Secret parade is part of a commercial offensive of the brand in the Chinese market, where at the beginning of this year it opened its first official store (precisely in Shanghai) and where it also actively participated in the promotions of the recent Day of the Bachelor, the gigantic day of shopping on the internet of the Chinese firm Alibaba.