Meanwhile, Hadid's younger sister Bella is still set to walk down the Victoria's Secret runway.
'Love my VS family, and will be with all my girls in spirit'.
'Can't wait to tune in with everyone to see the attractive show I know it will be, and already can't wait for next year'. After making the announcement, many responded by saying she was not "welcome" in China, citing her racist buddha video.
While neither Hadid nor Victoria's Secret have revealed why the popular model won't be walking in the show anymore, fans speculate it might have something to do with a Snapchat video she posted in February.
Hadid, who was number five on Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid female models a year ago, earning $9 million, had expressed her participation in the show in August. Despite a written apology several months after the incident, it appears several fans were still held a grudge.
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'She was initially granted a visa to perform at the VS show in Shanghai, then Chinese officials changed their minds and yanked her visa, ' a source told the publication. "We got Bella, we're good sis". This is the consequences to her actions.
It's unclear why Hadid is unable to make it, but if there's any indication, she may have been denied a Chinese visa like some of her fellow catwalkers.
Others are highly upset that Gigi is out of the show, and they're blaming Victoria's Secret for her absence using the hashtag #VSShowIsOver.
A Victoria's Secret spokesman declined comment, referring questions about the model line-up to each woman's individual agencies.
Katy was also seen waving a Taiwanese flag during the concert, expressing her solidarity with the country, which has been feuding with China for years over its independence. Watch this space for updates.