China Just Banned This Pop Star
Katy Perry has recently been banned from entering China. This is particularly bad news for the Liberal pop-singer since the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show was scheduled to take place on Monday.
According to Page Six, Perry was banned because of her pro-Taiwan attire she wore during a performance in 2015.
“Her outfit wound up causing widespread outrage because the sunflower had been adopted the year before by anti-China protesters,” Said Page Six reports”.
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.”\
“She was initially granted a visa to perform at the VS show in Shanghai, then Chinese officials changed their minds and yanked her visa,”
“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. Maroon 5 was banned a few years ago because one band member wished the Dalai Lama happy birthday on Twitter.”