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Avril Lavigne responds to ‘racist’ video criticism by saying she loves Japan
Avril Lavigne is going with an “LOLOLOL!!!” defense in response to those who are offended by her new Japan-themed song and music video, “Hello Kitty.”
“RACIST??? LOLOLOL!!! I love Japanese culture and I spend half of my time in Japan,” Lavigne tweeted.
“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.”
Not surprisingly, the outrage came fast and furious: “racist” was a common complaint on Twitter. Billboard called it “a grating earworm
that squeezes Gwen Stefani’s Japan fetishization into an even more unseemly package.”
Just last week, Sky Ferreira defended herself on Facebook after charges of racism in her music video for “Night Time, My Time,” which,
as Billboard says, “Features the singer palling around a torn-up Los Angeles neighborhood with African-American men, who engage in
heated confrontations on the street before combining as her backup dancers.”
“Not only do I find it insulting towards myself but I also feel insulted for the actors & dancers & my family in the video,” Ferreira later wrote.
“I did not use black back up dancers as ‘props’. I never have and never will look at any human being as a prop. That’s disgusting.”
Avril Lavigne - Hello Kitty