Gigi Hadid has just revealed that she won't be walking the runway for this year's eagerly anticipated Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, and many people are speculating that it could be to do with her controversial 'Buddha' video that many branded 'racist'.

Gigi Hadid at Maybelline eventGigi Hadid at Maybelline event

According to the Sun, the reason why she will not be jetting off to Shanghai this month to perform at the show is because the country's officials rejected her visa applications over recent allegations of racism. Gigi has not elaborated on the reason for her pulling out herself.

'I'm so bummed I won't be able to make it to China this year', she wrote on Twitter. '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!'

It is also reported that models Irini Sharipova, Julia Belyakova and Kate Grigorievea were also denied visas, as well as performer Katy Perry - allegedly following a performance in Taipei, Taiwan in 2015 where she was accused of making a political protest against China.

Meanwhile, Gigi's rejection is thought to be down to a video she appeared in earlier this year, contorting her face to match that of her Buddha cookie that she was presented with on her birthday. She later apologised for any offence she caused with her behaviour.

'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', a source told Page Six. 'Maroon 5 was banned a few years ago because one band member wished the Dalai Lama happy birthday on Twitter.'

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Gigi previously walked the runway in the last two Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows.