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Is Avril Lavigne's 'Hello Kitty' Video Racist?

Avril Lavigne is currently catching flack for her latest video for her new single "Hello Kitty," which many feel is racist based on its depiction of Japanese culture (or a segment of it) and its use of young Japanese women as "props."

(Basically, it's every criticism that was lobbed at Gwen Stefani during her Harajuku era--because everything old is new again!!)

What's your take?? Watch and tell us!

So what do you think, Instincters? Is the video offensive? 

For her part, Avril doesn't think so; she tweeted Wednesday:

"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."

What's your Instinct??

 

Comments

Let me guess, the people complaining about this are the uptight Americans.  As usual

Race baiting? It's tired at this point. Most people don't care anymore. That's what happens when liberals play the race card on a daily basis.

Stupid republitards can turn anything into a political debate.   Pathetic idiot. 

And anyway, she says that everyone's great and thank you (in Japanese, duh) so really? 

I don't understand the big deal about this video... 

From what I read, years back until today, she always had only good things to say about Japan, she loves Japan, therefore I personally don't think she ever meant any harm with this song + video. 

If people think it's racist then so be it. I don't and I feel quite sad that everyone has to bash on everyone. All the damn time. 

Nobody was in any way harmed, molested, or otherwise hurt in that video, so why the fuss?

A few years ago it was pop-art...I fail to see the difference, really. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uaHSB0pP7M

Also, <3 Kirsten Dunst. 

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