Avril Lavigne: My music video ‘Hello Kitty’ is not racist

Avril Lavigne has defended her new music video for the track ‘Hello Kitty’ claiming it is not racist after it was slammed by critics.

Avril Lavigne has defended her new music video for the track ‘Hello Kitty’ claiming it is not racist.

The 29-year-old pop star released the promo, on Tuesday (22.04.14), which sees her singing Japanese phrases surrounded by an group of Asian dancers, but it was later deleted due to the controversial content, and now the singer insists the video was specifically for Japanese fans.

Avril took to Twitter today (24.04.14) to defend the video, posting: “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. (sic)”

The clip has since reappeared on YouTube today and has received hundreds of ‘dislikes’ in terms of its disapproval rating, while Billboard slammed the “trainwreck” video for its “Japan fetishisation”.

The publication called Avril out for “parading around with four identical, creepily expressionless Asian women … performing mind-numbingly generic dance moves, in locales like a bedroom, a candy store and a street.”

But fans took to Twitter to defend the promo, with one posting: “They don’t understand that a large majority of your fanbase is Japanese. THEY’RE the racist ones for calling it “weird” ! (sic)”

Connect with us

Latest Stories

Jose Chameleone gets fans dancing with superstar

Musician and East African Legend Jose Chameleone released the video for

Ali Kiba seduces fans on new single

“I never make music to compete with anyone; people compete with me and

D’banj goes french on “Comment Ca Va”

Fans of D’banj are in for a treat with his latest release “Comment

Jose Chameleone yearns for love on mshamba

"Najua mimi mshamba Wewe mwenye asali kanifundisha kuilamba" These poetic

#WeirdNews: Girl lets best friend sleep with boyfriend to avoid sex talk

A YouTube star let her boyfriend have sex with her best friend to put

Rock

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington found dead

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has reportedly been found dead

Nothing But Thieves don’t want rock star image

Nothing But Thieves are keen to defeat the rock star image by carving

Kanye to be joined by Chris Martin, 2 Chainz at Glastonbury?

Kanye West will reportedly be joined by Chris Martin and 2 Chainz during

Florence + the Machine replace Foo Fighters at Glastonbury

Florence + the Machine have replaced Foo Fighters as Friday's (26.06.15)

Blur’s Alex James loves ‘smoking hot’ Taylor Swift

Blur's Alex James thinks Taylor Swift is "smoking hot" and admits he has

Hollywood

Hugh Jackman won’t star as Wolverine in Deadpool movie

Hugh Jackman has ruled out starring as metal claw-bearing mutant Wolverine

Vin Diesel explains his love of social media

Hollywood star Vin Diesel believes social media has helped to change the

Watch Leonardo Dicaprio’s “Before the Flood” Full Documentary

8months after winning his long-awaited Oscar honored for his work in The

Wolverine 3 named Logan

Hugh Jackman has shared a poster of the upcoming third Wolverine movie,

Ben Affleck’s Batman year and a half away

Ben Affleck’s standalone ‘Batman’ movie – which he writes, directs