Katy Perry sang in Taiwan earlier this week and sparked controversy by wearing a dress with sunflowers, the symbol of Taiwan’s anti-China protest in 2014.
The singer performed as part of her “Prismatic” world tour in the capital city of Taipei on Tuesday, and many wondered if she was showing her support for Taiwan’s independence through her choice of costume.
During the performance, Perry draped the national flag of Taiwan over her shoulders on top of her glittering green costume that includes large sunflowers on it. Her back-up dancers also donned sunflower-themed oufits.
Perry has been wearing the costume throughout her tour, and many wondered if she would drop it during her trip to Taipei because the blossoms were the symbol of the Sunflower Student Movement last spring when protestors rallied against a Chinese trade deal that many believed was unfair to Taiwan.
Tension between the two countries has gone on for years — many believe Taiwan is an independent nation, while others, including the United States, consider the People’s Republic of China as the only legitimate government.
Perry is currently in Japan and posted a photo from Kyoto on Instagram this morning:
A photo posted by KATY PERRY (@katyperry) on Apr 30, 2015 at 4:39am PDT
Source: Starpulse Celebrity News