SHANGHAI —will be sitting out the Victoria’s Secret conform show in China. The indication walked the Victoria’s Secret runway in 2015 and 2016, but she wrote on Twitter that she will not seem at this year’s show.
The proclamation comes a few months after Chinese internet users accused her of extremist behavior.
Hadid pronounced in a post on her Twitter account: “I’m so bummed we won’t be means to make it to China this year. Love my VS family, and will be with all my girls in spirit!!”
Hadid did not give a reason and Victoria’s Secret refused to criticism on the issue.
“Victoria’s Secret will not have a response,” a mouthpiece pronounced by email.
The warn exit comes months after Bella Hadid posted a video of her sister squinting her eyes, appearing to make fun of Asian people, on Snapchat in February. The video set off a firestorm on Chinese social networks. Gigi Hadid’s boyfriend Zayn Malik shielded her on Twitter.
Hadid responded by apologizing in Sep on China’s renouned Twitter-like microblog site, Weibo. “I have schooled to be very clever of how my actions can come off or be portrayed, and I’m carefree you’ll accept my apology,” the post said.
It was not immediately transparent either Hadid had been denied a visa. Asked about this at a unchanging briefing, a orator for China’s unfamiliar method pronounced he was misleading about the issue.
Fashionista reports that several other models are also no longer appearing in the show, including Julia Belyakova, Kate Grigorieva and Irina Sharipova from Russia, and Dasha Khlystun from Ukraine.
It is not odd for entertainers and performers to be denied visas by Chinese authorities for domestic reasons.
Most recently, as tensions rose between China and South Korea over a U.S. barb invulnerability system, some K-pop and K-drama stars had to cancel widely expected visits to China due to visa delays.
South Korean actor Ha Jung Woo could not get a visa indispensable for a film plan with China called “The Mask,” starring Chinese singer Zhang Ziyi.
The Victoria’s Secret conform show will air on Nov. 28 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.