Gigi Hadid will not be seen walking the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, even though she was confirmed as one of the models, she recently tweeted about her inability to attend the event. What could have happened?
Gigi Hadid shocked all her fans with the following tweet,
“I’m so bummed I won’t be able to make it to China this year. Love my VS family, and will be with all my girls in spirit!! Can’t wait to tune in with everyone to see the beautiful show I know it will be, and already can’t wait for next year! 🙂 x.”
The show is to be taped in Shanghai on 20th November, and you can watch it on CBS on the 28th November. Gigi’s fans are devastated by this news, she had confirmed her presence on the show back in August with an Instagram post saying,
“Forever and ever and ever a dream come true to be asked back to the VS Show !!! Thank you my friends @ed_razek @10magazine @johndavidpfeiffer @monica.mitro for another unforgettable opportunity; every aspect makes me feel like a dreaming kid again.”
The reason why Gigi cannot go to China is one of her racially insensitive videos, where she is seen squinting her eyes, trying to mimic a Buddha cookie. Even though Gigi issued a formal apology soon after the video was leaked, it seems that the damage runs deeper than she thought.
Presently, there is no evidence whether or not this video has anything to do with her inability to walk the VS show in Shanghai. Some rumours say that the since the show is in China, it is creating several logistical issues and many other models couldn’t attain visas. Russian models, Kate Grigorieva, Julia Belyakova, and Irini Sharipova, along with Ukrainian model Dasha Khlystun were also denied Chinese visas.
The VS producers and media personnel are also perplexed about all the internet usage laws in China. A source revealed to Page Six,
“It’s just a nightmare for all the media trying to cover. TV companies are spending a fortune on it, and they don’t even know what they can shoot when they get there.”