Avril Lavigne’s new music video for “Hello Kitty,” which features the singer parading around Tokyo with a group of four expressionless Asian women, has taken its share of rightful criticism since first popping up online. On Wednesday night, the pop singer strode forward to laugh off claims that the bizarre clip was meant to ostracize her Japanese fan base.
“RACIST??? LOLOLOL!!!” Lavigne posted on Facebook and Twitter “I love Japanese culture and I spend half of my time in Japan. I flew to Tokyo to shoot this video specifically for my Japanese fans, WITH my Japanese label, Japanese choreographers AND a Japanese director IN Japan.”
“Hello Kitty” is the fourth music video to be released from Avril Lavigne’s self-titled fifth studio album, but the clip has garnered by far the most Internet buzz. Billboard’s Jason Lipshutz did not charge Lavigne with racism while recapping the music video, but instead detailed the video’s laziness, including the generic dance moves, clumsy guitar-playing and cringeworthy lip-synching.
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“Give You What You Like” is from Lavigne’s fifth studio album, Avril Lavigne. The record debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 in 2013, and includes the singles “Here’s to Never Growing Up,” “Let Me Go” and “Hello Kitty.”
Lavigne revealed in December she is struggling with undisclosed health issues. The singer dismissed rehab rumors weeks later on Twitter, but declined to elaborate on her medical condition.
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