Wowee, if I believed in curses (and I do, because I also believe in ghosts and chemtrails) I would hedge my bets that the Victoria’s Secret 2017 Fashion Show is pretty bloody cursed.
First there was Gigi Hadid pulling out of the upcoming show, allegedly due to racism backlash from a video she posted to social media a few years back. Then, Katy Perry was denied a visa to the country, where she was slated to perform at the show.
Now, Page Six has a whole bunch of “sources” saying the entire show has become a shitfight.
We’re told fashion bloggers booked to cover the glitzy event are canceling their trips because the Chinese government won’t give them visas; TV producers are grappling with bureaucrats over permission to shoot outside the Mercedes-Benz Arena, where it’s being held (“If you’re going to China, you want to show that you are in China!” fumed an insider); and Victoria’s Secret staffers in China can’t send out press releases because they have to be approved by government officials.
Hoooooo boy. Even Victoria’s Secret angel Alessandra Ambrosio, one of the biggest names hitting the runway, had her visa application put on the line due to a “diplomatic issue.”
There’s also rumours flying that the VS staff are having their emails surveilled.
“They want to discuss what’s going on as far as replacements for those denied visas and alternative arrangements, but they have to be tight-lipped because it seems that the government is watching their e-mails,” a source told Page Six.
This all might be a bit of panic and some dramatics, but it definitely seems like red tape is becoming a major issue in terms of the event running smoothly.
The company itself hasn’t issued any statements on the matter, but hey – the show is in literally one day, so they’re probably busy trying to actually make it happen.
Will we be denied outrageously beautiful women sashaying down a (probably) glittery runway in their undercrackers? Only time will tell my friends.