Katy Perry Banned from China - for Wearing 'Sunflower' Dress in 2015

Craig Bannister | November 20, 2017 | 11:38am EST
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Katy Perry's 2015 dress offends China. (Screenshot)

Pop singer Katy Perry will miss China’s first-ever Victoria’s Secret fashion show this week because she’s been indefinitely banned from the country.

Perry was scheduled to appear at the fashion event, and had even been approved to visit China – until authorities learned that she had performed at a 2015 show while wearing a gold dress covered with sunflowers, a symbol of Taiwan, Page Six reports:

“While she initially was informed that she’d be able to gain access, the decision apparently was reversed after the government caught wind of a controversial incident from 2015, in which Perry wore a bright, glittery dress with sunflowers on it during a performance in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan.

“Her outfit wound up causing widespread outrage because the sunflower had been adopted the year before by anti-China protesters.

“To drive her point home, Perry also waved a Taiwanese flag during the concert in a show of support for the country, which has been butting heads with China for years over its independence.”

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