Avril Lavigne received criticism of her new video for her song “Hello Kitty” quickly after releasing the video, but she now defends her new project, saying the “racist remarks” are unfounded.
The single, which was co-written by husband/Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, has definitely made news with Billboard calling it an “embarrassment” and many Twitter users calling the video “racist.”
Avril Lavigne then defended her work via Twitter, writing in a post: “RACIST??? LOLOLOL!!! 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.”
On the video, Avril dances in a tutu with Asian back-up dancers. The cheesy song is about Hello Kitty with a chorus that repeats: “K-k-k-kawaii… Hello Kitty, hello Kitty… Hello Kitty, you’re so pretty… Hello Kitty, hello Kitty… Hello Kitty, you’re so silly.”
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