Avril Lavigne Denies Her 'Hello Kitty' Music Video Is Racist

Avril Lavigne Denies Her 'Hello Kitty' Music Video Is Racist

The 'Goodbye Lullaby' singer says she works with Japanese choreographers and director, adding that the video is to show her love for Japanese culture.

Avril Lavigne laughs off allegation that her colorful "Hello Kitty" music video which is set in Tokyo and features Asian females as backup dancers is racist. Contrary to what some of the critics said, the Canadian singer insists that she meant it as an homage.

"RACIST??? LOLOLOL!!! I love Japanese culture and I spend half of my time in Japan. I flew to Tokyo to shoot this video...," she tweeted. "...specifically for my Japanese fans, WITH my Japanese label, Japanese choreographers AND a Japanese director IN Japan."

The removal of the video from YouTube fuels the controversy, but her rep explains that the withdrawal has nothing to do with the criticism. "It was not pulled from YouTube, but it was GEO BLOCKED as VEVO is set to premiere it exclusively tomorrow! Fans were ripping the video and posting to YouTube and then getting removed due to the geo-blocking," the rep says.

© AceShowbiz.com


    Jun 17, 2014

    i think there is nothing wrong with this video as i said on my twitter @donnaavril she perfect and just having fun she the best dam thing my eyes have ever seen shes my idol and always will be what i say is forget the people who hate ive supported @avrillavigne for 13years shes just having fun and WHY NOT

    Jun 17, 2014

    why should i care what people think of me i am who i am and who i wanna be i agree with my idol @avrillavigne

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